Richard Simonian, an SF Original, a decades-long member of Chapter 78, long-time treasurer for the Chapter, and publisher of the Sentinel, was recently honored with the St. Philip Neri Award at the SFA Convention in 2022. His career as an Original Green Beret took him from the streets of Boyle Heights in South Los Angeles to being a highly successful, God-fearing, self-made businessman.
Richard has worked diligently over the years to assist veterans, and, most recently, Afghan refugees. He formed Veterans Affordable Housing, Affordable Community Living (ACL) and American Veterans Assistance Group (AVAG), all dedicated to helping veterans and families, promoting affordable housing without government assistance.
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