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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Presents Deceased East Hartford Veteran’s Service Medal to Family

July 27, 2018
Press Release

East Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) presented the Air Meritorious Service Medal for the late Air National Guard veteran, Michael Lynch, to his daughters Karen Petrella and Sherry Fortin, wife Ginny Lynch, and son-in-law Tony Petrella. Lynch was a lifelong resident of East Hartford. Larson’s office helped secure this medal for Lynch’s family and helped rectify an error on Lynch’s headstone. Lynch served in the Connecticut Air National Guard from May 1955 to May 1968.

“I am honored to present Michael Lynch’s family with his Air Meritorious Service Medal. He selflessly served our nation and Connecticut for 13 years in the Air National Guard, and continued to give back to his community after his years in the service.  We are forever indebted to the Lynch family for their father’s sacrifices and hard work,” said Larson.