More on Veterans Issues
Clarence, NY – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) presented the recovered Purple Heart Medal of Army Sergeant Daniel J. Shaw, who was killed in combat while serving in Iraq, to his parents Ronald and Brenda Shaw. Sgt. Shaw enlisted into the United States Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom and served two tours in Iraq.
Clarence, NY- Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today recognized former Staff Sergeant Harold Brunswick “Bud” Long of Nunda, NY as his office’s July ‘Veteran of the Month.’
“It was a privilege to present Mr. Long with a small gesture of gratitude for his service during World War II in front of his friends and family,” said Congressman Collins. “We enjoy the freedoms we all share today because of veterans like Mr. Long and the sacrifices they made. That is why we recognize him, as well as all the patriotic veterans in New York’s 27th District."
Washington D.C. – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) released a letter today to United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie urging the mothballing of the Combined Heat and Power Biomass Plant at the Canandaigua Veterans’ Medical Center. Collins letter cites the declining cost of natural gas making the Biomass plant unfeasible to run costing taxpayers money instead of providing a savings.
Washington D.C. – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) and Congressman Peter King (NY-2) reintroduced the Renovate and Enhance Veterans’ Meeting Halls and Posts (REVAMP) Act. This legislation will grant organizations access to federal funding for maintenance and improvements to veteran halls and posts.
Clarence – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) presented the recovered World War II medals of George Sentz, who passed away this past March, to his wife Clara Sentz and son Jerry Sentz. Mr. Sentz enlisted into the Army Air Corps during World War II and was deployed overseas to serve in Panama.
Clarence, NY – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today recognized former U.S. Army Air Corps Sergeant Daniel Gill of Livonia, NY as his office’s May ‘Veteran of the Month.’
Clarence, NY – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today recognized U.S. Army Air Corps Technical Sergeant and prisoner of war Casmier “Casey” Bukowski of Lancaster, NY as his office’s ‘Veteran of the Month.’
Clarence, NY – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today dedicated the U.S. Post Office in Dansville, New York in honor of Staff Sergeant Alexandria Gleason-Morrow, a Dansville native who was killed in the line of duty while courageously serving in Jordan in 2017.
Clarence, NY – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today hosted a Vietnam War Commemoration Event at the American Legion Post 527 in Hamburg honoring more than 100 Vietnam Era veterans and distributed commemorative lapel pins from The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. This event was part of a national effort to recognize and thank Vietnam Veterans during the second National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
Clarence, NY – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today recognized U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Laura Norwood of Pendleton, NY as his office’s “Veteran on the Month.”