NEW DATE:Friday, August 7, 2020
LTC Allen West and Jennifer Nickerson
Books will be available for purchase at the Gala.
Lieutenant Colonel West believes it will be principled
constitutional conservative policies, not politics, which
secures a sound economic future for Americans – with
growth, opportunity and returning the promise of the
American dream for this generation and those to come.
He is the third of four generations of military servicemen in
his family. During his 22-year career in the United States
Army, Lt. Colonel West served in several combat zones and
received many honors including a Bronze Star, three
Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation
Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In 1993 he was named the US Army ROTC Instructor of the
In November of 2010, Lt. Col. West was elected to the United States Congress, representing
Florida’s 22nd District. As a member of the 112 th Congress, he sat on the Small Business and
Armed Services Committees and was instrumental in passage of the 2011 and 2012 National
Defense Authorization Acts.
Lt. Col. West is a Fox News Contributor, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center and
contributing columnist for Townhall.com. He is author of Guardian of the Republic: An
American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom and Hold Texas, Hold the Nation:
Victory or Death. His latest work can be found on www.theoldschoolpatriot.com
Lt. Col. West is the former Director of the Booker T. Washington initiative for the Texas Public
Policy Foundation and former Executive Director of the National Center for Policy Analysis in
Dallas, TX. He also served on the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission appointed by Texas Lt.
Gov. Dan Patrick from 2016 - 2017.
Lt. Col. West holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee as well as two master’s
degrees, one from Kansas State University and another from the US Army Command and
General Staff Officers College. West is an inductee into the University of Tennessee Army
ROTC Hall of Fame.
He is an avid distance runner, a Master SCUBA diver, a motorcyclist, and in his spare time he
enjoys cheering his beloved Tennessee Volunteers.
Lt. Col. West is a legacy life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, life member of the
American Legion, life member of the Association of the United States Army and the Society of
the First Infantry Division and Patriot Life Member (Benefactor).
Lt. Col. West is a Board of Directors member of the National Rifle Association and a Board of
Advisors member of Amegy Bank, Dallas Region. He is married to Dr. Angela Graham-West, a
financial adviser, and they have two daughters, Aubrey, who recently graduated Physician’s
Assistant school in West Virginia and youngest daughter Austen who will graduate with a
bachelor’s degree in August.
With a Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Communication from Dallas Baptist University, Jennifer has had years of experience as a Host, Spokesperson, Commercial Actress, MC for live events and Banquet/Fundraisers. While she pursues music, these opportunities continue to grow as well!
Jennifer has grown up in a military family. Her father went to West Point (Class of ’67); and he served in the Army during the Vietnam War. She has always had a huge love for our Country, as well as our Military.
For more about Jennifer check out her website @ http://jennifernickerson.com/
Barrett Phillips is a talented local musician and graduated from Wylie High School and has a Bachelors Degree in Organizational Leadership. His talents are many including leading role as "Shrek" in his high school play, and roles in "Beauty and the Beast", "Six Degrees of Separation", "The Crazy 80's Prom", "The Promise" and "Sweeney Todd". Barrett also leads worship services in the Invincible Church in Wylie, and coaches at Invincible Jiu-Jitsu of Wylie. We are extremely pleased to have Barrett Phillips entertain again this year at our 2nd Annual Murphy Veterans Tribute Gala. Barrett is available for public events, his booking email is BarrettPhillipsMusic@gmail.com
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To provide a welcoming environment for visitors to give honor, respect and gratitude to all veterans; and the opportunity to educate future generations as to the price paid for the freedoms we are privileged to enjoy today.
The Murphy Veterans Tribute Project began as a vision of a handful of residents of Murphy, Texas. They all had a common desire to erect a tribute to the dedicated members of the United States military; past, present and future. The City of Murphy,TX generously supported this project and donated plot of land for the future project. We are presently in fundraising mode. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.