Mike Scruggs appointed to NC Veterans Affairs Commission

Published 9:15 am Monday, August 5, 2013

Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Mike Scruggs to serve as a member of the North Carolina Veterans Affairs Commission as of July 3.

Scruggs is a USAF combat veteran of the Vietnam War and received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart and two Air Medals while engaged in combat operations in 1967.

His service from 1961 to 1969 included duties as an intelligence officer and navigator. He is a member of the Air Commando Association, the Air Force Association and the Order of the Purple Heart.

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He is the author of two books: “Lessons from the Vietnam War,” published in 2009, and “The Un-Civil War,” published in 2011, as well as numerous articles on military history.

He is currently president of the Henderson County Republican Men’s Club and immediate past chairman of the Henderson County Republican Party.

He is also a real estate broker associated with Mark White & Associates in Hendersonville. He retired as an Investment Vice President from Smith Barney (now Morgan Stanley) in 2005.

Scruggs has a bachelor of science degree from the University of Georgia and an MBA degree from Stanford University in California.

He can be reached through the state veterans affairs office at 919-807-4250.

– article submitted by Deon Dunn