U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess (R-Lewisville) recognized five local veterans Tuesday who received this year’s Congressional Veteran Commendation.
The CVC was created six years ago to honor the distinguished living veterans of Texas’ 26th Congressional District. Nominations were received from the community, veterans organizations and civic groups.
This year’s commendations were presented at the eighth annual “Salute Our Veterans” luncheon sponsored by the Highland Village Business Association and the City of Highland Village. The five recipients of this year’s Congressional Veteran Commendation are:
·Major Lee Roy Keith, U.S. Marine Corps (Denton)
·Sergeant Arlen Ray Mayfield, Jr., U.S. Army (Lewisville)
·Master Sergeant Guy Northrup, U.S. Marine Corps (Lewisville)
·Colonel Larry Patterson, U.S. Army (Highland Village)
·Major Richard Stewart , U.S. Army/U.S. Air Force ( Denton)
“Five extraordinary individuals were selected to receive the 2010 Congressional Veteran Commendation,” said Rep. Burgess.
“They served in the Armed Forces of the United States with distinction and continued their dedication to the nation by striving tirelessly on behalf of their fellow veterans and serving the people in their communities.”
Pictured above from left: Guy Northrup, Lee Roy Keith, Richard Stewart, Congressman Michael Burgess, Larry Patterson, Arlen Ray Mayfield, Jr.