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WWII Navy veteran Pedro Devora to receive awards presented by U.S. Rep. Cuellar




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July 18, 2014, 3:01pm
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Floresville, Texas -- On Monday, July 21st, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) will present seven awards to Wilson County veteran, Mr. Pedro Devora. Mr. Devora contacted Congressman Cuellar’s office last November to inquire about awards he did not receive upon his discharge from the Navy. Rep. Cuellar’s constituent caseworker worked with the Department of the Navy to ensure Mr. Devora received the medals he had earned during his service.

Congressman Cuellar will also tour the HEB Pharmacy in La Vernia on Monday afternoon, where he will meet with local pharmacists and discuss accessible healthcare.

Rep. Cuellar will be available for media questions following the event.

WHAT:
Medal Presentation for Mr. Pedro Devora

WHO:
Congressman Henry Cuellar
Greg Hendricks, Commander of American Legion Post 38

WHEN:
Monday, July 21st
11:15am-11:45am CT

WHERE:
American Legion Post 38
1412 4th Street
Floresville, TX
 


Your Opinions and Comments

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
July 24 at 9:38am
 
 
Ex tiger ... Doing some research, I
was really shocked at some of the
medal and/or ribbons being awarded.
The Air Force now have a ribbon for
short tours of duty overseas ... Read More Read More
 
 
extiger  
CA  
July 24 at 9:11am
 
 
Prairie Grouch,

A friend of mine was severely wounded in Iraq. When presented with the purple heart he respectfully declined the medal and replied "No thank you, ... Read More Read More
 
 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
July 24 at 4:47am
 
 
The upgrading of the second highest
award that a nation can bestow serves to diminish the original award. Only
misguided relatives and limelight seeking
politicians ... Read More Read More
 
 
Justified  
Law West of the Pecos  
July 23 at 9:45pm
 
 
Irma Devora, you are right on! Just this year, I believe, President Obama awarded Congressional Medals of Honor to those that were passed by because of their race. Even ... Read More Read More
 
 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
July 23 at 5:42pm
 
 
The Wilson County News is proud to tell Pedro Devora's story. Watch for it in a coming issue.

And it would be greatly appreciated if the bloggers would show some respect ... Read More Read More
 
 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
July 23 at 2:57pm
 
 
Irma Devora ...... This nation now has
six living generations. Even the bible
limits the visiting the sins of the
father on the children to the third or
fourth generation. ... Read More Read More
 
 
Irma Devora  
San Marcos, TX  
July 23 at 2:05pm
 
 
There is no perception it is what it is - REALITY!
 
 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
July 23 at 12:00pm
 
 
Irma Devora ... My original comment
concerning this subject did not specify
your father's name and referenced two
instances which involved one person with
a Hispanic ... Read More Read More
 
 
Irma Devora  
San Marcos, TX  
July 23 at 11:24am
 
 
Fortunately for many veterans, discrimination in the U.S. military is being addressed, particularly in efforts of correcting a historical act of discrimination against military ... Read More Read More
 
 
Irma Devora  
San Marcos, TX  
July 23 at 11:14am
 
 
Fortunately for many veterans, discrimination in the U.S. military is being addressed, particularly in efforts of correcting a historical act of discrimination against military ... Read More Read More
 

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