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Congressman Chris Collins Recognizes Batavia Man as ‘Veteran of the Month’

Apr 26, 2016
Press Release
Kenneth Dehm of Batavia Selected for Recognition

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement recognizing United States Navy Veteran, Kenneth A. Dehm of Batavia, as New York 27th Congressional District’s April ‘Veteran of the Month.’ The ‘Veteran of the Month’ is a new program established by Congressman Collins’ office to recognize the dedication and service of NY-27’s veterans.

“I was honored to have the opportunity to meet with Ken and his family and hear him share memories of his time in the service,” said Congressman Chris Collins.  “To have so many of Ken’s family members and friends in attendance to see Ken receive this honor was truly special. We are all very grateful for his service. My office will continue to recognize a local ‘Veteran of the Month’ as a small thank you to the thousands of Western New York veterans who have selflessly served our country.”

Kenneth Dehm served in the United States Navy from 1942-1946. During his years of service, Kenneth served aboard the U.S.S. Barnegat. Congressman Collins joined Ken’s children, grandchildren and other family and friends at a ceremony where he presented Kenneth with a Congressional Certificate of Commendation and a flag flown over the United States Capitol Building. Mr. Dehm was presented this recognition at a ceremony at the Glenn S. Loomis VFW Post 332 on Saturday, April 23rd. A certificate from Assemblyman Steve Hawley was also presented at the ceremony.

Each month, Congressman Chris Collins will recognize a local ‘Veteran of the Month’ with an American Flag that was flown over the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. and a Congressional Commendation Certificate.

To nominate a NY-27 ‘Veteran of the Month’ please submit an inquiry to, or contact our district office at (716) 634-2324.

Photos from the event are available here.