McHenry Presents Service Awards to Local Veterans
Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry presented local veterans with military service medals and decorations during a ceremony this afternoon at his Hickory office.Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry presented local veterans with military service medals and decorations during a ceremony this afternoon at his Hickory office.
“I am humbled to help honor these distinguished veterans for their valiant service in our Armed Forces. It is only fitting that their heroism should be recognized this week when we stop to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by all of our country’s veterans,” said Congressman McHenry.
Bernard Easler of Lawndale
Carl O. Smith of Lenoir
Harvey Jonas of Newton
Walker Dewey Caughman of Stanley
Benny McKinzie of Stanley
Benny Holler of Barium Springs
Walter Little of Claremont
Congressman McHenry has also worked on behalf of the following local veterans to obtain service medals: Danny Dean Alexander of Valdese, Ronnie Adams of Cherryville, Blane Lee Allred of Lenoir, Lee Roy Willis of Cherryville, and Lonnie Fish, Jr. of Maiden.
Congressman McHenry assists in obtaining service medals for veterans either through a request on their behalf to the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) or through a Congressional Inquiry to the proper Branch of Service. Veterans who have never received their medals or whose medals were destroyed or lost may contact the Hickory Office at 828-327-6100 for assistance. Medals are issued from the NPRC or the Branch of Service to the Congressman’s Hickory office.