Billy Duncan from Moffat is being honoured with a British Empire Medal for voluntary service to the Royal British Legion Scotland.
He is the chairman of the Moffat Branch and recently led a campaign to stop the town's war memorial from being surrounded by parking spaces:
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The majority of the incidents involved physical aggression by patients while 13 were regarded as improper sexual behaviour.
The theft took place over an eight year period.
It comes after his widely criticised interview with the BBC.