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Flores Announces 2018 TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation Recipients

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WACO, Texas, November 11, 2018 | comments

For the seventh consecutive year, U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) is recognizing local veterans for their service to our nation and community with a unique award – the TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation.

“On Veterans Day we honor those men and women who have served in our nation’s military. The 17th Congressional District is home to thousands of veterans, many of which have continued their service through their involvement in our communities.  Today, I am privileged to announce that we are awarding 26 veterans with the TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation. The military service of this year’s receipts span over seven decades, from World War II to the current War on Terror,” Congressman Flores said.

Congressman Flores started awarding local veterans annually with the TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation in 2012 to coincide with Veterans Day. The veterans who receive this commendation are nominated by local constituents in recognition of both their military service and service to their respective communities. Recipients of the commendation receive a special commemorative challenge coin, a certificate of recognition and a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in their honor on Veterans Day.

“Our nation’s veterans have sacrificed much for our freedom and liberties and we owe them a debt of gratitude for their selfless service. I look forward to awarding these veterans with their well-deserved commendations and continuing this 17th District Veterans Day tradition,” Flores added.

2018 TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation recipients:

  • Robert L. Beal, of College Station –  U.S. Marine Corps, World War II and Korean War
  • Clifton “Don” Beene, of Mexia – U.S. Army, Korean War. 1962-1999
  • Olivia W. Burnside, of College Station – U.S. Marine Corps, 1974-1987
  • Dr. Aaron Keith Buzzard, of Bryan – U.S. Army, Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Leslie Wayne Davenport, of Rockdale – U.S. Army, Vietnam Conflict, 1967-1997
  • Eric Eugene Dotson, of College Station – U.S. Army, 1992-1996
  • Donald Freeman, of Bryan – U.S. Army, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 1985-2013
  • Craig George, of Bryan – U.S. Army, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 1993-2007
  • Daniel Riley Griffith II, of Pflugerville – U.S. Marine Corps, 1983-1989
  • Jerry Webb Guinn, of Waco – U.S. Air Force, Vietnam Conflict, 1970-1974
  • Rolando Hernandez, of Hewitt – U.S. Marine Corps, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2000-2012
  • Steven Mark Hernandez, of Waco – U.S. Air Force, 1979-1985
  • Henry Donald Kasper, of Waco – U.S. Army, Vietnam Conflict, 1961-1981
  • Loren D. Kendig, of McGregor – U.S. Army, Vietnam Conflict, Operation Desert Shield, 1966-1994
  • Douglas Killian, of Pflugerville – U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force Reserves, 1989-1992   
  • Henry W. Menefee, of Bryan – U.S. Navy, World War II
  • Claude L. Monk, of Tehuacana – U.S. Army Air Corps, World War II, 1942-1945
  • Terrence Nunn, of Bryan – U.S. Army, Operation Desert Storm
  • Doran Calvin Perryman, of Moody – U.S. Navy, World War II, 1944-1946
  • Thomas Gayle Powell, of Bryan – U.S. Navy, Vietnam Conflict; 1965-1995
  • John Mack Prescott, of Bryan– U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Air Force, World War II, 1943-1968
  • David Christopher Ray, of Franklin – U.S. Air Force, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom. 1997-2013
  • Jerry “Kean” Register, of Bryan – U.S. Army, 1985-2017
  • Thomas David Sather, of Marlin – U.S. Army, Vietnam Conflict, 1966-1986
  • Penrod Sims Thornton, of College Station – U.S. Air Force, Vietnam Conflict, 1963-1983
  • William P. Workman, of Bryan – U.S. Army, Vietnam Conflict

Presentations of the TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation will take place and be announced soon. For more information about the commendation visit Flores.house.gov/congressional-veteran-commendation/ 

 

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