|Our military men and women give so much for our freedom and liberties. In addition to their military careers, there are many veterans that also give back to our local communities.
In 2012, Congressman Flores created the TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation to honor those veterans who have served both our nation and community honorably during their military and post-military careers.
Congressman Flores is seeking nominations for the 2017 TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation (CVC) beginning in August 2017.
The TX-17 CVC honors distinguished veterans of Texas' 17th Congressional District and preserves their stories for future generations of Americans.
In order to be considered for this award, the nominee must reside in the 17th Congressional District. To determine if your nominee resides in the 17th Congressional District, please visit house.gov/representatives/find.
Nomination forms can be found by CLICKING HERE. The deadline to nominate a veteran for the 2016 CVC is Friday, October 27, 2017.
CVC recipients will be selected and honored during a ceremony to take place in mid-November, on or around Veterans Day (November 11, 2017).
To obtain additional information regarding the CVC contact Jessica McKinney at (254) 732-0748 or at Jessica.McKinney@mail.house.gov.
2016 NOMINATION FORM
2015 TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation Recipients
Brian Keith Allen of Pflugerville - U.S. Army; First Gulf War
Gary Mancil Banta of Bryan - U.S. Army; Vietnam War
Stephen C. Beachy of College Station - U.S. Army; Cold War
Kevin Andrew Cole of Elm Mott- U.S. Army, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve; Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom
Harold Federweisch of Riesel - U.S. Army; World War II
Olen Hamilton of Riesel - U.S. Army; World War II
Jon R. Ker of Valley Mills - U.S. Army; Vietnam and Iraq Wars
George Alfred Myrick of Bryan - U.S. Army; World War II
Edward Newman of Waco - U.S. Navy; World War II
James William Savell of Robinson - U.S. Army; Vietnam War
Richard Lee Sechrist II of College Station - U.S. Army; First Gulf War
Robert M Storey Jr. of Mart - U.S. Navy; World War II
Alfred Dale Stroud of Caldwell - U.S. Army; Vietnam War
Eduardo Ramirez Zamora of Pflugerville - U.S. Army; Vietnam War
2014 TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation Recipients
George Brineger of Waco – U.S. Army; Bosnia, Korea Defense, and Iraq
Benn Gleason of Waco – U.S. Army; World War II
Steve Gore of Pflugerville – U.S. Marine
Prince Humphries of Pflugerville – U.S. Army - Kuwait, Fallujah, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom
Kenneth Matthews of College Station – U.S. Air Force; Vietnam War
Bentley Nettles of College Station – Texas National Guard; Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom
Jerry Smith of College Station – U.S. Marine Corps; Korea Defense and Afghanistan War
Chris Thompson of Bryan – U.S. Army; Operation Enduring Freedom
David Tharp of Waco – U.S. Air Force Reserve; Afghanistan War
2013 TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation Recipients
Larry Bethea, Jr. of Waco – U.S. Army, Gulf War
Robert “Popeye” Carter of Waco – U.S. Army, Gulf War
Richard Hamblet of Pflugerville – U.S. Coast Guard, First Gulf War
Geraldine Hince of Bryan – U.S. Army, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, and First Gulf War
Henry Gonzales of Lorena – U.S. Marine Corps, Vietnam War
Roy May, Jr. of College Station – U.S. Army, Iraq War
Robert Middleton of College Station – U.S. Army, Korean War
Louis Newman III of College Station – U.S. Marine Corps, Vietnam War
Mike O’Bric of Woodway – U.S. Marine Corps, Korean War and Cuban Missile Crisis
Manuel Sustaita of Waco – U.S. Marine Corps, Vietnam War
Bill Youngkin of Bryan – U.S. Army, Vietnam War
2012 TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation Recipients
Bill Mahon of Waco - U.S. Army, Vietnam War
Arnold Mathias of Waco - U.S. Army, World War II
Roy Kelly of College Station - U.S. Navy, World War II
Orville "Smokey" Cleveland of Burleson - U.S. Navy, Vietnam War