Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber honors region's top military citizen

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber presented the 37th annual John H. Anderson Military Citizen of the Year Award to Army Staff...

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber presented the 37th annual John H. Anderson Military Citizen of the Year Award to Army Staff Sergeant Leo Gruba during a ceremony on Thurs., Nov. 12, at the Landmark Convention Center in Tacoma.

Gruba received the award for his volunteer service to organizations that include the American Legion, Boy Scouts of America, Chloe Clark Elementary School PTA, DuPont Historical Society, Fisher House, Lion’s Club, and Patriots Athletic League. More information is available online here.

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber created the John H. Anderson Military Citizen of the Year Award to honor an outstanding military citizen to commemorate the civic contributions by resident military personnel. John H. Anderson, a veteran, served as Tacoma’s mayor in the early- to mid-1950s. An accomplished civic leader, he is also a past Chair of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber Board of Directors. The award is sponsored by America’s Credit Union, which has been serving the military at JBLM since 1954.

Staff Sergeant Leo Gruba (center) received the 37th John Anderson Military Citizen of the Year Award during a ceremony this week at the Landmark Convention Center in Tacoma. He was joined by his wife, Serena (left), and America's Credit Union representative Amber Young (right). (PHOTO COURTESY TACOMA-PIERCE COUNTY CHAMBER)
Staff Sergeant Leo Gruba (center) received the 37th John Anderson Military Citizen of the Year Award during a ceremony this week at the Landmark Convention Center in Tacoma. He was joined by his wife, Serena (left), and America’s Credit Union representative Amber Young (right). (PHOTO COURTESY TACOMA-PIERCE COUNTY CHAMBER)

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