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Congressman presents medals to veterans

By ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
Oct. 1, 2010 at 5:01 a.m.


Congressman Ron Paul honored veterans recently at a medals ceremony. Veterans were presented with framed displays of their medals.

Veterans honored at the ceremony were:

Malachy F. Byrne Jr. accepted by his son, Thomas Byrne, U.S. Army Air Corps World War II

Distinguished Flying Cross

Purple Heart

Three Air Medals

Presidential Unit Citation

Honorable Service lapel button World War II

European-African-Middle East Campaign Medal with one Bronze and one Silver Star

World War II Victory Medal.

Benson Catchings Jr. received by his wife, Rosemary Catchings, U.S. Navy - Vietnam

National Defense Service Medal

Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon

Vietnam Service with four Bronze Service Stars

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with device (1960)

Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Meritorious Medal with Gallantry Cross.

Guadalupe Cisneros received by his wife Petra Cisneros, U.S. Army - Vietnam

Good Conduct Medal (sixth award)

National Defense Service Medal

Vietnam Service Medal with four bronze Service Stars

NCO Professional Development Ribbon

Army Service Ribbon with numeral one

Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral two

Combat Medic Badge

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with device (1960)

Expert Badge - rifle

Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm

Adolph Jurena, received by his niece, Evelyn Dierlam, U.S. Army - World War II

Bronze Star Medal

Purple Heart

Good Conduct Medal

European-African-Middle East Campaign Medal with three Bronze Service Stars

World War II Victory Medal

Combat Infantryman Badge

Honorable Service lapel button World War II.

Richard Everett of Inez, U.S. Navy - Vietnam

National Defense Service Medal.

Joe Flores, U.S. Army - Vietnam

Army Commendation Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars

Combat Infantryman Badge

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with device (1960)

Expert Badge - auto rifle and machine gun

Marksman Badge - rifle

Jerry Fortenberry, U.S. Army - Vietnam

Bronze Star Medal

Army Commendation Medal

Good Conduct Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars

Expert Badge - rifle.

Elton Franke, U.S. Navy - World War II

European-African-Middle East Campaign Medal

American Campaign Medal

Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal

World War II Victory Medal

Honorable Service lapel pin (Ruptured Duck)

Navy Honorable Discharge button.

Willie Gaines of Seadrift, U.S. Army - Vietnam

Army Commendation Medal

Good Conduct Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Service Star

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with device (1960)

Expert Badge - rifle

Sharpshooter Badge - auto rifle.

Demetrio Gutierrez, U.S. Army - Korea

Purple Heart

Army of Occupation Medal with Japan clasp

Korean Defense Service Medal

Presidential Unit Citation

Expert Badge - rifle.

Leonard Holy, accepted by his wife, Annie Holy, U.S. Army - World War II

Bronze Star Medal

American Campaign Medal

European-African-Middle East Campaign Medal

World War II Victory Medal

Combat Infantryman Badge

Honorable Service lapel button World War II.

James M. Jaschke, U.S. Army - World War II

World War II Victory Medal

Honorable Service lapel button World War II.

Trent Joines, U.S. Army - Vietnam

Purple Heart

National Defense Service Medal

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with device (1960)

Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars

Expert Badge - rifle and pistol.

Charles Maples, U.S. Marine Corps - Korea

Purple Heart Medal

Combat Action Ribbon

Presidential Unit Citation with two Bronze Service Stars

Good Conduct Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Korean Service Medal with four Bronze Campaign Stars

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation

United Nations Service Medal

Republic of Korea War Service Medal

Marksman Badge - rifle.

Jose D. Partida, Sr., accepted by his grandson Joel Partida of Port Lavaca, U.S. Army - World War II

American Campaign Medal

European-African-Middle East Campaign Medal with two Bronze Service Stars

World War II Victory Medal

Honorable Service lapel button World War II.

Guadalupe Rendon, Jr., U.S. Air Force - Korea

Distinguished Service Medal

Army of Occupation Medal with Japan clasp

Korean Service Medal.

Walter Schneider, received by his son, Donald Schneider, U.S. Army - World War I

Victory Medal World War I

World War I Victory Button.

Franklin Wehlmann, U.S. Army - World War II

Bronze Star Medal

Good Conduct Medal

European-African-Middle East Campaign Medal with two Bronze Service Stars

World War II Victory Medal

Army of Occupation Medal with Germany clasp

Combat Infantryman Badge

Honorable Service lapel button.

Allan Weigand, U.S. Navy - World War II

World War II Victory Campaign Medal

American Campaign Medal

Navy Discharge Button

Honorable Service lapel pin (Ruptured Duck).

Clyde West, U.S. Army - World War II

Good Conduct Medal

American Defense Service Medal

American Campaign Medal

European-African-Middle East Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars

World War II Victory Medal

Honorable Service lapel button World War II.

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