B G Burkett

091 Spokesmen B.G. "Jug" Burkett 

B.G. Burkett is inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame for his extraordinary efforts and contributions he has made to support Veterans. B.G. Burkett served his country as a first lieutenant spending eleven months in Vietnam with the Army’s 199th Light Infantry Brigade. Mr. Burkett served with honor and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Vietnamese Honor Medal and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm. He has spent many hours researching, correcting and writing about Vietnam veterans and discrediting the negative stereotype that have wrongly been placed upon them. He co-authored a book titled “Stolen Valor, How the Vietnam Generation Was Robbed of Its Heroes and Its History,” which won the William E. Colby Award for outstanding military book in 2000. He received the Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the Army’s highest award for a civilian, presented by President George H.W. Bush at the Bush Library, Texas A&M University..