Congressman Burgess Honors Local Veterans
Posted by Bruce Harvie on November 20, 2013 | comments
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Congressman Burgess Honors Local Veterans

Lewisville, TX – U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess (R-Lewisville) recently recognized the three veterans who received this year’s Congressional Veteran Commendation (CVC). The CVC was created in 2005 to honor the distinguished living veterans of Texas’ 26th Congressional District.

This year’s commendations were presented at the eleventh annual “Salute Our Veterans” luncheon sponsored by the Highland Village Business Association and the City of Highland Village. Nominations were solicited from the public and those chosen to receive this year’s Congressional Veteran Commendation are Gilbert Brown (Sergeant - US Army) of Lewisville, Jerry Galler (Storekeeper 3rd Class– US Navy) of Highland Village, and James Rosengren (Major – US Army) of Flower Mound.

“These extraordinary individuals were honored for their patriotic, dedicated service in the Armed Forces of the United States and continued beneficial service to their communities,” said Rep. Burgess. “They have not only served in our armed forces but have also continued their dedication to the nation by working tirelessly on behalf of their fellow veterans and serving the people of their communities.”

LtGen Charles R. Hamm, USAF (Ret.) who chaired the Congressional Veteran Commendation Review Board and was a past recipient, presented this year’s commendations on behalf of Congressman Burgess who was unable to attend the luncheon due to legislative business. Other members of the Review Board and past recipients as well are Thomas Blagg, Johnnie Bulen, Julius Fambry and Sue Hechinger.

“Thank you again to all the veterans for your service to the United State of America,” said Rep. Burgess. “On behalf of the citizens of the 26th District and of a grateful nation, we are forever in your debt.”

Photo: View the Photo Here (pictured l-r) LtGen Charlie Hamm, Jerry Galler, Gilbert Brown, James Rosengren, Highland Village Mayor Pat Davis

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