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Rep. Taylor Honors CVC Recipients at Ceremony

12 Collin County Veterans Recognized for Service

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Washington, October 28, 2019 | Anna Raquel Vetter ((202) 570-0927) | comments
Congressman Van Taylor joined hundreds of Collin County residents to honor and celebrate the twelve recipients of his 2019 Congressional Veteran Commendation.
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PLANO - On Saturday, Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) joined hundreds of Collin County residents to honor and celebrate the twelve recipients of his 2019 Congressional Veteran Commendation.

During the ceremony Congressman Van Taylor said, "If you want to have a great team, you have to have great individuals on the team. If you want to have a great country, you have to have great citizens in the country. " He continued, "Today, we are here to celebrate twelve citizens who have served in uniform and gone on to give back to their communities. This is a tremendous opportunity to recognize their service."

Following Congressman Taylor's remarks, John Wayne Walding, a twelve year Army veteran who lost his leg during the Battle of Shok Valley, yet continued to fight for hours, shared his incredible story of perseverance, sacrifice, and overcoming adversity to all in attendance.


Recipients of Congressman Van Taylor's
2019 Congressional Veteran Commendation

Recipient  Hometown Service
Barry L. Brown McKinney Captain, Navy
Douglas Chapman  McKinney Sergeant, Marine Corps
Steven Deffibaugh Princeton Sergeant, Marine Corps
Ronnie “RD” Foster Anna Corporal, Marine Corps
Eric Hall Frisco Specialist, Army
Paul Huff McKinney Specialist, Army
Pat Miner Plano Technical Sergeant, Air Force
James Nichols Princeton Sergeant, Air Force
Fletcher Sharp  Plano Technical Sergeant, Air Force
Jim Skinner  Melissa Staff Sergeant, Air Force
Barnett Walker  Prosper Master Sergeant, Air Force
Kenneth Yelle  McKinney Hospital Corpsman, Navy

Joining Congressman Taylor to celebrate the recipients' achievements, John Wayne Walding, a twelve year Army veteran who lost his leg during the Battle of Shok Valley, yet continued to fight for hours, will share his incredible story of perseverance, sacrifice, and overcoming adversity.

The event is free and open the the public. For more information, those interested in attending should call Congressman Taylor's Collin County office at (972) 202-4150.
2019 Congressional Veteran Commendation Event Details

Saturday, October 26, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Collin College, Spring Creek Campus
John Anthony Theatre
2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75074

A 7th generation Texan, Congressman Van Taylor is a dedicated family man, successful businessman, and decorated Marine Officer. Taylor served Collin County both in the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate. Today, Taylor is proud to serve on the House Committee on Education and Labor as well as the House Committee on Homeland Security.
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