Sam Johnson Announces 10 Local Veterans to be Honored at Annual Veterans Event this Saturday

f t # e
Washington, December 5, 2016 | comments

Washington, D.C. – As Americans prepare to celebrate the holiday season and all we have to be thankful for as Americans, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce the ten Collin County veterans to be honored at his annual Congressional Veterans Commendation (CVC) Ceremony on December 10th at Collin College.   The honorees were nominated by local Collin County constituents for their outstanding wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement. 

In addition, this year’s keynote speaker will be Major General James L. Williams, United States Marine Corps (retired).  Maj. Gen. Williams served in the United States military for over 35 years, and he has commanded Marines at every level, both in and out of combat.  Notably, during the Carter and Reagan presidencies from 1979-1981, Williams served as a Military White House Social Aide to both presidents.  He currently serves in a variety of leadership roles in the North Texas community. 

“It is my high honor to congratulate this year’s ten veteran honorees,” said Johnson. “These men come from all across Collin County.  They represent several military branches and a wide array of ranks.  But most importantly, they represent several generations of faithful service to the protection of our Great Nation and to the betterment of our local community.  I look forward to paying tribute to these outstanding veterans for their military and civilian service this Saturday, and I hope to see a large community turnout join me as we pass down our honorees’ examples of patriotism, bravery, and love of country to future generations.”

Congressional Veteran Commendation Ceremony Information:

WHERE:

Collin College Spring Creek Campus
John Anthony Theater
2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.
Plano, Texas 75074

WHEN:           
Saturday, December 10th
10:00 am

2016 CVC Veteran Honorees

NAME & RANK

BRANCH

YEARS OF SERVICE

HOMETOWN

Master Chief Anthony Brown

Navy

1981-2008

McKinney

Sergeant Major Bruce Cole

Marine Corps

1981-2013

McKinney

Colonel William Dwiggins

Marine Corps

1978-2010

Dallas

Lieutenant Colonel Paul Hendricks

Air Force

1970-1990

Fairview

Major James Hinton III

Army

1980-1984

Parker

Lieutenant Colonel Patrick McGaugh

Army

1973-2006

Allen

Sergeant Benjamin Rangel

Marine Corps

2003-2011

McKinney

Corporal John Roach, Jr.

Marine Corps

1988-1995

Plano

Commander Ray Rogers

Navy

1969-2000

Murphy

Major Van Taylor

Marine Corps

1995-2004

Plano

 

###

f t # e
Tags: Veterans