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Larson Presents Vietnam Veterans with Vietnam War Commemoration Pins

June 14, 2019
Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, on Flag Day, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) presented 34 Vietnam War Veterans with Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pins and Presidential Certificates. The objective of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration is to recognize, thank, and honor Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices during the U.S. involvement in Vietnam – November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975. Congressman Larson’s office is a Commemorative Partner of the program.


“When Vietnam veterans returned home, they did not receive the ‘welcome home’ they deserved. These brave women and men sacrificed so much for their country. More than 58,000 of their sisters and brothers never returned home. There are still far too many who are unaccounted for, either missing in action or prisoners of war. Our Vietnam Veterans still live with the consequences of what was one of America’s longest wars, yet they have gone out of their way to ensure that generations of veterans who fought after them receive they dignity and respect they deserve. I am glad we were able to provide 34 of these heroes with a proper ‘thank you’ today,” said Larson.


Veterans Who Were Honored:

United States Air Force

1.            John Anderson

2.            Thomas Comer

3.            John Damm                                 

4.            Robert Driscoll

5.            Cornelius Duggan

6.            Michael Emery

7.            Larry Myers


United States Army

8.            Gerald Augustine

9.            Peter D’Amato

10.          James Dooley

11.          Michael Fox

12.          Steven Harris

13.          Judith LaDauceur

14.          Berisford Lewis

15.          Gary Mcbride

16.          Giacomo Mordente III

17.          James Smith

18.          Joseph Sousa

19.          Robert Venti

20.          James York


United States Marine Corps

21.          Paul Barry

22.          Michael Brosnan

23.          Daniel Cahill

24.          Mcdonald Molina

25.          Conley Monk Jr.

26.          Bruce Myers


United States Navy

27.          Forrest Anderson

28.          James Butler

29.          Elliot Donn

30.          Henry Gompper, Jr.

31.          Kathryn Keily

32.          Barry Lazlo

33.          Arthur Melycher

34.          Gene Metcalf