US Army: Hero of the Year Award: Carl Krawczyk

Focus Comics champions autistic and special needs kids, super heroes and local heroes. We are proud to announce that Carl Krawczyk, the commander of the VFW Fountain Hills has been selected for this years Hero of the Year Award (2024), within the US Army category. We look forward to presenting him with our Focus Comics Hero of the year award Trophy on 27th April 2024 at our venue : Samurai comics store in Glendale at 10am. Carl will be one of our guest speakers that day along side other honorable heroes in the community.

Our Focus comic autistic and special needs students look forward to meeting Carl, and our local heroes at their military vehicle art graduation event in celebration of Autism acceptance month. Our hope is to include as many local heroes in our students class photo for 2024.

“I enlisted into the army in 1967. I spent the first year of duty in Fort Knox Kentucky. I than deployed to Vietnam where I was assigned to the 25th infantry division. After 11 months and one week in Vietnam, I was sent to Fort Carson, Colorado where I finished my 3 years of service. I have received an Honorable Discharge, Vietnam service medal, Vietnam defense, Vietnam Campaign, RVN Gallentree Cross, Army Good Conduct, National Defense and the Bronze Star Medal.” Carl Krawczyk.

Our Focus Comic creator Yvonne Wan, used to volunteer at the VFW during her time in Fountain hills. She had the honor of seeing Carl’s leadership, compassion and impact in the community. “The Focus Comics Hero awards is a celebration honoring local heroes for their courage; sacrifice, selfless service, patriotism, compassion and leadership. It is an honor to present this award to Carl Krawczyk for embodying the values and ideals of the nation. Our Focus Comic autistic and special needs students look forward to meeting Carl in person. We want him and as many local heroes in our Class of 2024 photo. Focus Comics are proud to champion young autistic talent, super heroes and local heroes.” Yvonne Wan, Focus Comic Creator. Social Cultural Anthropologist.

Our Focus comic creator Yvonne Wan painted this portrait of Carl to honor him for his service. She looks forward to gifting this to him at the event as a personal gift.

If you would like to support us in anyway please reach out to Yvonne at [email protected]