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5 Tyler-area D-Day vets to be honored at Texas State Veterans Home


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WWII heroes to be presented certificates from Jerry Patterson, Congressmen

Contact: Jim Suydam
512-463-2716
jim.suydam@glo.texas.gov
PRESS RELEASE — Jun 02, 2014



TYLER, Texas — On the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, the Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home in Tyler will honor the veterans who turned the tide during World War II.

Four residents of the home – Austeen V. Bice, Richard D. Carter, Homer C. Garrett, and Robert M. Moore – and special guest Claude Grisham of the Tyler area, will be presented certificates of honor at 2 p.m. Friday, June 6.

Commendations will come from the offices of Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman and Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, and U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

Interviews are available upon request.

The Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home, located at 11466 Honor Lane (State Highway 155), is one of eight Texas State Veterans Homes operated by the Texas VLB. For more information on services available to Texas Veterans call 1-800-252-VETS (8387) or visit www.texasveterans.com

WHO: D-Day Veterans

WHAT: D-Day 70th anniversary presentation

WHEN: 2 p.m. Friday, June 6 (D-Day invasion 70th anniversary)

WHERE: Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 11466 Honor Lane (Hwy. 155), Tyler.

WHY: To honor those who fought in the decisive battle of World War II

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