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Congressman Marc Veasey

Representing the 33rd District of Texas

Congressman Veasey to Present Two Generations of Local Veterans with Restored Medals

Nov 9, 2016
Press Release

Dallas, TX – On Thursday, November 10, 2016, Congressman Veasey will award three local veterans for their service during World War I and the Vietnam War.

Congressman Veasey will present Mr. George Padilla with four different medals that he earned during his service in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Padilla served in Korea from 1967 – 1970 during the Vietnam War where he earned the National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Marksman Badge & Rifle Bar, and the Korea Defense Service Medal.

Mr. Padilla will also accept medals on behalf of his grandfather, Mr. Jose Padilla. His grandfather will be presented two medals for his service to the United States during World War I: The World War I Medal & Defense Sector Battle Clasp and the World War I Victory Button. Mr. Padilla joined the U.S. Army in 1918 and he served at Camp Dixon, New Jersey and worked as military police.

Mr. Cato Christopher Delley will be presented the American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal & Bronze Star Attachment, World War II Victory Medal, and Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII for his service as an air warden during the Vietnam War. His daughter, Ms. Rayella Boyd, will receive the medal on behalf of her late father.

Texas Congressional District 33 veterans and the family members of deceased veterans may request military records and medals by contacting Congressman Veasey’s Fort Worth office at 817-920-9086, Dallas office at 214-741-1387 or by visiting the Congressman’s official website at: https://veasey.house.gov/resources/veterans-resources.


WHAT:
Congressman Veasey to present Mr. Jose Padilla with medals he earned serving as military police with the United States Army from 1917-1918.

Congressman Veasey to present Mr. George Padilla with medals he earned during his service in Korea from 1967 – 1970.

Congressman Veasey to present Mr. Cato Delley with medals he earned during his service as an air warden during Vietnam War.


WHEN:
Mr. Jose Padilla
Mr. George Padilla

Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM CT.

Mr. Cato Delley
Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM CT

WHERE:
Congressman Veasey’s Dallas District Office
1881 Sylvan Ave, Suite 108
Dallas, Texas 75208

MEDIA:
This event is open to the media. Members of the press interested in covering this event must RSVP by contacting Nelly Decker at 202-225-9897 or by email at, Nelly.Decker@mail.house.gov.

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