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  • 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

  • Perlmutter Statement on VA Inspector General Report of Aurora VA Replacement Medical Facility
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General (IG) report on the mismanagement of the Denver VA Replacement Medical Facility in Aurora, CO: “I’m glad the VA Inspector General completed the review of the Aurora VA Medical Center. This report confirms the mismanagement of the project by former VA officials and details the numerous mistakes made by not controlling the design of the project and im... Read more

  • Candlelight memorial for Colorado man killed fighting ISIS with Kurdish forces in Syria
    Posted in In the News on August 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    ARVADA -- Family and friends gathered to celebrated the life of Levi "Jack" Shirley on what should've been his 25th birthday. They shared memories, lit candles, and sang happy birthday. Shirley, known by his Kurdish nickname 'Agir' was killed in Syria on July 14. He joined Kurdish forces called the People's Protection Units or YPG in order to fight ISIS. He was killed during combat operations in the Syrian city of Manbij. "This is pretty bittersweet. My boy really loved birthdays. There’s no way... Read more

  • My Name Is: Oscar Reiss
    Posted in In the News on August 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Editor’s Note: Dr. Oscar Reiss received his World War II medals at a ceremony arranged by Congressman Ed Perlmutter on Aug. 3. Perlmutter has held several medal ceremonies for local veterans who were never awarded or presented with the medals and honors they earned during their service. Reiss received the Silver Star, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct, European-African-Middle Easter Campaign, World War II Victory and Army of Occupation of Germany medals. About me Born in Rhineland, Germany, I move... Read more

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