Sam Johnson Announces 20 Local Veterans to be Honored at FINAL Congressional Veterans Commendation (CVC) Ceremony

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Washington, October 12, 2017 | comments

PLANO, TX – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce the twenty Collin County veterans to be honored at his annual Congressional Veterans Commendation (CVC) Ceremony on October 28th at Collin College.   The honorees were nominated by local Collin County constituents for their outstanding wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement. 

“It is my high honor to congratulate this year’s twenty veteran honorees,” said Johnson. “Collin County folks nominated a competitive group of veterans this year, and the independent CVC selection board had their work cut out for them.  The twenty CVC Honorees being recognized at this final ceremony are a remarkable and inspiring group of local heroes.  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 the betterment of North Texas.  I look forward to paying tribute to them later this month, 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.”

The keynote speaker for the final CVC will be announced as the event approaches.

Congressional Veteran Commendation Ceremony Information:

 WHERE:

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

WHEN:           
Saturday, October 28th
10:00 am

 

2017 CVC Honorees

Name

City

Branch

Years

Rank

John Antal

Allen

Army

1977-2003

Colonel

Tracy Baker

Allen

Army

1955-1978

Major

Clifton Bradford

Plano

Army

1969-2005

Master Sergeant

David Bristol

Prosper

Air Force

1987-2007

Major

Eugene Fox

Plano

Army

1956-1989

Major General

Tyler Gately

Richardson

Army

2004-2009

Specialist

Howard Gilcrease

Plano

Navy

1936-1957

CW01

Richard (Rick) Grady

Plano

Army

1969-1975

Sergeant

John Keating

Frisco

Army

1982-1995

Sergeant

Colin Kimball

McKinney

Air Force

1976

Sergeant

Carol MacGibbon

Plano

Army

1980-1985

Captain

Jerry Madden

Richardson

Army

1965-1971

Captain

William Mills

Fairview

Army

1932-1982

Lieutenant Colonel

Jason Morgan

McKinney

Air Force

1996-1999

Staff Sergeant

Paul Putnam

Dallas

Air Force

1989-1998

Captain

Phillip Raign

Plano

Air Force

1958-1979

Lieutenant Colonel

Paul Reed

McKinney

Army

1966-1969

Sergeant

David Schafer

Richardson

Air Force

1968-1988

Lieutenant Colonel

Robert (Bob) Staib

Plano

Air Force

1962-1967

Captain

John Wroten

Fairview

Marines

1965-1969

Captain

 

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