Howard Dunn

May 20, 2013


Howard Dunn

Award: Honoring Our Veterans

Year: 2013

Howard Dunn is a United States Naval veteran, active in the U.S. Navy from March 1944 through April 10, 1946.

Mr. Dunn has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America since 1939, when he joined Troop 321 at St. Johns Evangelist Church. There, he worked his way up to Scoutmaster and then Neighborhood Commissioner, eventually becoming Assistant District Commissioner of the Atlantic District with responsibility for 20 Troops and Packs. After a few years, Mr. Dunn was asked to become a member of the Executive Board of Directors for the Boy Scouts of America. He remains an active member of the Board of Directors for Brooklyn, NY. Howard has been a member of the of the Boy Scouts of America for 74 years. In 1987 he received the Silver Beaver award.

Introduced to the Wounded Warrior Project through his involvement with the Boy Scouts of America, Mr. Dunn helped raise more than $28,000 between 2009-2012. Mr. Dunn’s participation with the Wounded Warrior Project continues today, as he works with Walter Reed Hospital on numerous clothing drives. He also volunteers his time conducting tours of New York City for soldiers and their families who come into the New York City and New Jersey areas.

Mr. Dunn has been recognized numerous times for his dedication to the Boy Scouts of America and the Wounded Warrior Project. Those awards include: the Silver Beaver award by the Boy Scouts of America, 1987; Scout of the Year, 1989; Ronald Reagan Americanism Award by the Kings County Conservative Party, March 21, 2010; and the Veterans Appreciation Award for Distinguished Service and Devotion to Our Community and County, 2011.

Colonel Gould, Commanding Offi cer of Fort Hamilton Army Base, has recognized Mr. Dunn for outstanding support of the soldiers, families and civilians of Fort Hamilton. He received the Patriotism Award from the Kings County Memorial Day Committee’s Pete De Angelis on May 14, 2008 at Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY; was recognized for 45 years of devoted public and community services by Amity Post 791 on Jan 20, 2002; received the George V. Russano Award by the Cadet Baseball Club for Support of the Club on Oct 26, 2008 at the 64th Anniversary Dinner for the Cadets; and was presented with the Spark Flag Award by the Atlantic District Boy Scout Committee in 1987.