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  • Steamboat rancher Jim Stanko meets with congressional committee to lobby for vet's rights
    Posted in In the News on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    American Legion Post 44 Adjutant Jim Stanko, of rural Steamboat Springs, made his ninth trip to Washington D.C. in February to lobby Congress on behalf of military veterans and returned feeling reassured that a key congressional committee is in sync with some of veterans’ most important issues. Among other goals they shared, Stanko and his fellow Legion members were intent on persuading legislators serving on the House Veterans' Affairs Committee to restore funding to a program that is especiall... Read more

  • 99-Year-Old Army Veteran Receives Bronze Star And Purple Heart
    Posted in In the News on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    A 99-year-old World War II veteran just received some long-overdue medals at a ceremony in Lakewood. Private First Class Buford Johnson served in Europe under General George Patton during the Battle of the Bulge. Johnson’s daughter, Darlene Johnson Ortega, says her dad was ready to serve when the Army drafted him, “because it was for his country and they called upon him.” In the summer of 1944, Johnson’s company crossed the English Channel and landed on the beach in France. They then traveled by... Read more

  • Rep. Perlmutter spearheading efforts to get commemorative pins to Vietnam Veterans
    Posted in In the News on February 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    DENVER -- Back in 2008, a National Defense Authorization Act created a program commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and honoring the veterans who served in Vietnam between 1955 and 1975. Vietnam Veterans: Learn how you can get a commemorative lapel pin Through the commemoration, veterans that served during that time can apply for lapel pins that read “Vietnam War Veteran” on the front and “A Grateful Nation Thanks and Honors You” on the back. While many of the pins are being mai... Read more

  • 99-year-old WWII veteran receives medals 72 years after war
    Posted in In the News on February 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    June 18, 1943 was a pivotal day for Buford Johnson. That was the day the United States Army requested his services. Landing in Normandy, France shortly after D-Day, Johnson hit the ground running, and driving half-tracks and supply trucks for Patton's 3rd Army. But that was a very long time ago. Nowadays, most folks don't think about World War II. Friday, however, a lot of people were remembering what Buford Johnson did during the war, including United States Congressman Ed Perlmutter. "Private ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Honors 99-Year Old WWII Veteran
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Lakewood, Colo. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) hosted a medal ceremony for Lakewood resident, Buford Johnson. Private First Class Johnson is a 99-year old Veteran who served in the U.S. Army from June 1943 to September 1945. The military medals that will be presented to PFC Johnson include: Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; American Campaign Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (with 3 bronze service stars); World War II Victory Medal; Arm... Read more

  • Veteran, 99, from Lakewood to get honors from Perlmutter
    Posted in In the News on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Buford Johnson never rose above the rank of Army private first class during World War II, but heroism for a veteran isn’t measured in stripes. The 99-year-old Lakewood resident will receive his many medals and ribbons anew on Friday morning from U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter. His honors include the Bronze Star for heroism and the Purple Heart for his injuries on the battlefield. The ceremony is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at American Legion Post 178 at 1655 Simms St. in Lakewood. Johnson served under ... Read more

  • Perlmutter to honor Vietnam vets at commemoration ceremony
    Posted in In the News on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Congressman Ed Perlmutter, D-7th District, is inviting all Vietnam-era veterans to be honored at a Vietnam War 50th Commemoration Ceremony on March 24. All Vietnam-era veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces between Nov. 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975, regardless of location, are encouraged to participate. The commemoration does not distinguish between veterans who served in-country, in-theater or who were stationed elsewhere during the Vietnam War period. The deadline to fill out ... Read more

  • Perlmutter sets commemoration ceremony for Vietnam-era vets
    Posted in In the News on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter plans to hold a Vietnam War 50th Commemoration Ceremony on Friday, March 24. All Vietnam-era veterans in Colorado are eligible to receive the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin at the ceremony. The ceremony is part of an ongoing national program to honor all Vietnam-era veterans — military service members who were on active duty between Nov. 1, 1955, and May 15, 1975, regardless of where they served. This year’s ceremony coincides with Vietnam Veterans Day, an annual celebration o... Read more

  • Colorado Representatives Answer Your Questions
    Posted in In the News on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Campaign Finance Reform, Equal Rights, Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Healthcare, Immigration, K-12 Education, Transportation, Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    What would you like to ask your Congressperson? That’s the question we presented to 5280 readers on social media in December. We fielded dozens of questions on topics that matter to Coloradans before selecting a few to take to our local legislators. Voters re-elected every incumbent Representative in 2016, keeping our mix of three Democrats, who primarily represent the Denver-Boulder metro area, and four Republicans who represent Colorado Springs, the Aurora suburbs, and rural communities on the... Read more

  • Local Documentary Film Submitted to Library of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Washington, D.C. – Today MEDIC! was formally submitted to the Library of Congress by the office of U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and teachers from Westminster High School in Colorado. The MEDIC! documentary film highlights the stories of five brave veterans who served their country and their fellow veterans as combat medics. The film was produced by the faculty and students of Westminster High School and premiered in May 2016. "We are honored to have been able to contribute the film MEDIC! to ... Read more

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