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  • Denham Bill to Reduce VA Wait Times Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Jeff Denham’s (R-Turlock) bill, the Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017, H.R. 1725, today passed in the House of Representatives and now advances to the Senate for further consideration. Rep. Denham introduced H.R. 1725 with Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) and U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) earlier this year. “This bill is a great first step in delivering on our promise to safeguard our veterans after they laid their lives on the line to safeguard us,” said Rep. ... Read more

  • Honor Flight: A Final Salute for Visalia, Tulare soldiers
    Posted in In the News on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Balzer Scherr, 89, of Tulare dubbed Central Valley Honor Flight 13 a “super duper trip,” and very well organized, even though he also noted that it was tiring. ... There was a very special moment at the World War II memorial for this honor flight. World War II veteran Roy Haury of Patterson was given the Purple Heart that his brother – who died in combat in World War II – had earned. The precious award had gone missing, until a family member found it tucked away in a trunk in their closet. It wa... Read more

  • Hero's Purple Heart
    Posted in In the News on May 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    One of Patterson’s own enjoyed an Honor Flight recently. Roy Haury, 84, was flown to Washington, D.C. with his daughter, local realtor Naomi Jacobson. According to its website, the Honor Flight Network “is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials.” ... While the trip officially included surprises, Jacobson worked behind the scenes to arrange a surprise of her ... Read more

  • Clovis residents embark on the 13th Central Valley Honor Flight to Washington D.C.
    Posted in In the News on May 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Joseph Cluff, 80, of Clovis was not sure he wanted to go on the Honor Flight. That changed. ... There was a very special moment at the World War II memorial for this honor flight. World War II veteran Roy Haury of Patterson was given the Purple Heart that his brother — who died in combat in World War II — had earned. The precious award had gone missing, until a family member found it tucked away in a trunk in their closet. It was given to the Honor Flight team and presented by Rep. Jeff Denham (... Read more

  • ‘Highlight of my life,’ Coarsegold veteran says of latest Central Valley Honor Flight
    Posted in In the News on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Donald “Don” Leeworthy, 85, of Coarsegold called the latest Central Valley Honor Flight “the highlight of my life.” ... There was a very special moment at the World War II memorial for this honor flight. World War II veteran Roy Haury of Patterson was given the Purple Heart that his brother - who died in combat in World War II - had earned. The precious award had gone missing, until a family member found it tucked away in a trunk in their closet. It was given to the Honor Flight team and present... Read more

  • Presenting a Purple Heart, "Valley Vote" & Heathcare
    Posted in Newsletters on April 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Transportation & Infrastructure, Veterans

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  • Veterans find closure on Honor Flight
    Posted in In the News on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    [VIDEO] WASHINGTON - For two Korean War veterans on the 13th Central Valley Honor Flight, the trip served as a way to memorialize loved ones who have passed. The two are Roy Haury from Patterson, and Matty Mathieu from Merced. Haury's special moment happened when the group visited the World War II Memorial. Central Valley Congressman Jeff Denham surprised him with a Purple Heart. ... Read more and watch the video here Read more

  • VIDEO: Central Valley veteran surprised with brother's Purple Heart
    Posted in In the News on April 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    FRESNO, Calif. (Fox26) — A Central Valley veteran was surprised with a special ceremony this morning on the 13th Honor Flight. U.S. Representative Jeff Denham honored veteran Roy Haury with his fallen brother's long lost Purple Heart medal. ... View here Read more

  • Thanking Vietnam Vets
    Posted in In the News on April 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Burdell Brown was one of the nearly 150 honored at Friday’s Vietnam War 50th Commemoration Ceremony held at Manteca’s Big League Dreams sports complex. ... He also served as emcee for the program, consisting of Lt. Paul Carmona of the Manteca Police Department, Mayor Steve DeBrum, and Pete Butler, who is a retired U.S. Army now representing Congressman Jeff Denham’s office, serving as guest speakers. ... Butler, who saw wounded in action while stationed in Afghanistan, was thankful to have the ... Read more

  • Old Glory gets new life in Turlock
    Posted in In the News on March 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    The City of Turlock will put its patriotism on display in 2017, as the City Council adopted the 1,000 Flag Initiative on Tuesday, which aims to encourage residents and businesses to fly the Stars and Stripes. ... Congressman Jeff Denham gave Vincent a flag that had been flown over the U.S. Capitol, the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution presented Vincent with a Certificate of Commendation “in recognition of exemplary patriotism in the display of the flag of the United States... Read more