Michiana man receives Lifetime Achievement Award for service

A Michiana man’s life-long effort helping low-come persons was recognized today.

Les Fox, 88, won the Sergeant Shriver Lifetime Achievement Award, given out by Real Services. Fox spent a portion of his life working as an employee at Studebaker. But when the plant closed, he became an advocate for the unemployed and underserved.

“I came to South Bend when I was 18 years old with about 25 cents in my pocked. And I’ve had a wonderful life here, the community has been great to me,” said Fox.

The Sergeant Shriver award is not the only honor that has been bestowed upon Fox. He is also the winner of Sagamore of the Wabash Honors from four different Indiana Governors. Fox says “I’ve been enjoying every minute of it, and I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the betterment of society.”


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