Ted Kaufman - United States Senator for Delaware

Great Federal Employees Initiative

Honoree for Week of February 22, 2010

Vernon  Hunter

Internal Revenue Service

Vernon Hunter was a twenty-seven year veteran of the Internal Revenue Service and, before that, served for two decades in the Army.  Vernon was one of the great IRS managers who helped process tax filings and resolve issues for taxpayers.  He had a reputation for being kind and full of life.  He always wanted to help solve problems. A native of Orangeburg, South Carolina, Vernon enlisted in the United States Army after graduating from high school.  He served two combat tours in Vietnam and remained in the Army for twenty years, after which he worked for a short time in the private sector.  But he had always been called to serve his Nation, and he returned to federal employment nearly three decades ago when he began working for the IRS.  On February 18, Vernon lost his life when a small plane struck his office building in Austin, Texas.  

Read Senator Kaufman's full remarks on Vernon Hunter HERE 

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