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U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), released the following statement Tuesday night following President Trump’s State of the Union Address to the nation:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) today introduced a House resolution honoring the life and legacy of Richard Overton, the nation’s oldest World War II Veteran and Austin-resident, who passed away at the age of 112 on December 27, 2018.
I hope all of you in Texas' 25th District had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family and loved ones. For those of you with family members in the Armed Forces who were unable to be together this year, please know that we are all grateful for their service, and will continue to pray for their safety.
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In case you missed it, last week, I sent out a letter asking veterans in our district to share their stories with me all month long in honor of Veterans Day. Servicemen and women in this nation have sacrificed a great deal for our freedoms, and I am humbled to represent them in Congress.
AUSTIN, TEXAS – U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who represents Fort Hood, announced that he will be sharing the stories of veterans located throughout the 25th District of Texas on his Congressional website during the month of November in honor of Veterans Day.
FORT HOOD, TX (KXXV) -
A U.S. Congressman is asking veterans to share their story during the month of November.
Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) is asking veterans to submit their stories online so that they may be shared on his Congressional website during the month in honor of Veterans Day.
Open burn pits have been used to destroy everything from trash to human waste and batteries in Southwest Asia since U.S. troops first arrived in the Middle East for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
Since then, millions of service members deployed to areas such as Kuwait, Djibouti, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria have been exposed to the toxic smoke coming from these burn pits.
It was a difficult day for Clifford Petrey, as Fort Hood honored him and remembered Soldiers still listed as prisoners of war and missing in action Friday during the post’s annual POW/MIA Recognition Day wreath laying ceremony at Abrams Physical Fitness Center.
As dozens of local veterans organizations layed their wreaths, Petrey fought back tears – tears he sheds for those who remain unaccounted for throughout the years.
“It’s tough … it’s hard on me,” Petrey described through tears. “Most of them (POWs) have passed on now. I’m one of the very few who remain.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who represents Hays County, honored the local veterans aboard the Bill Kolbe Honor Flight yesterday on the House floor.
“Representing Hays County and its veterans is extremely humbling, I was honored to be able to speak about them on the House floor in front of my colleagues, and the nation,” said Rep. Williams. “For many of the veterans on this flight, this will be their only opportunity to visit the nation’s capital and view the memorials dedicated to their service in past wars.”