Robert L. “Bob” Gee has served on the Marion County Commission on Veterans Affairs for 20 years. He was forced to quit, however, Aug. 31, due to a planned move to Colorado.
Gee was presented with a certificate from the State of Iowa and a statewide veterans’ organization Thursday morning.
He was also presented with a letter from Sen. Tom Harkin, which was read by a Harkin staff member who regularly attends Commission meetings.
Mike Kuhn, who runs the Commission’s office inside the Marion County courthouse on a daily basis, also presented Gee a clock on behalf of the County. Kuhn also praised Gee for the work he had done while serving with the Commission.
“I owe my job, partially, to Mr. Gee,” Kuhn said. He added that Gee was a good supporter of the county, state and of all veterans.
“We’ve got probably one of the greatest commissions in the state,” Kuhn said.
Gee’s family was in attendance. His son said Gee always enjoyed serving on the Commission and that he will miss it. His son said he is proud of him.
“I’m real proud to be a vteran and to serve on the Veterans’ Commission,” Gee told the crowd.