WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bracewell & Giuliani LLP served as a silver-level sponsor at the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVSLP) Sixth Annual Benefit reception on November 18, 2014. Retired Bracewell Partner George P. Parker, Jr. was honored with NVLSP’s prestigious Senator Daniel Inouye Award.
The annual benefit event both raises funds for NVLSP and recognizes supporters for their commitment to its causes. NVLSP presents its Senator Daniel Inouye Award annually to an organization or individual who has demonstrated extraordinary national service in support of veterans, service members and their families.
George, who retired from the firm in 2013, received the award for his pro bono work and his commitment to NVLSP as a board member for ten years. With more than 40 years of experience in labor and employment law, George worked for years to obtain medical and disability benefits for Navajo Code Talkers, including Teddy Draper Sr., who was injured in the Battle of Iwo Jima. These benefits had been denied for decades by the Veterans Administration. Parker was also instrumental in Draper’s receipt of the Purple Heart medal he had actually merited decades earlier.
Bracewell is a long-time supporter of NVSLP through financial contributions and through litigation of numerous appeals of Veteran Administration denial of medical and disability benefits to injured veterans and their families.