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  • Arvada woman to donate POW's secret lists
    Posted in In the News on November 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Article orginally published on KUSA on November 10th, 2015. KUSA - An Arvada woman plans to donate her uncle's military papers to the Library of Congress, including secret handwritten prisoner lists he kept as a POW during the Vietnam War. In 1967, then Lt. Col. John Stavast's plane was shot down during a mission over Hanoi. Stavast was originally classified as missing in action (MIA), and his family did not know if he was dead or alive for years. He was held as a prisoner of war at the notorio... Read more

  • Arvada woman to donate POW's secret lists
    Posted in In the News on November 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Article orginally published on KUSA on November 10th, 2015. KUSA - An Arvada woman plans to donate her uncle's military papers to the Library of Congress, including secret handwritten prisoner lists he kept as a POW during the Vietnam War. In 1967, then Lt. Col. John Stavast's plane was shot down during a mission over Hanoi. Stavast was originally classified as missing in action (MIA), and his family did not know if he was dead or alive for years. He was held as a prisoner of war at the notorio... Read more

  • Perlmutter Honors Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    LAKEWOOD, CO – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day and Military Families Appreciation Month: “This Veterans Day, I would like to extend my deepest thanks and appreciation to all our Veterans and their families for their continued service to our community and to our country. Today and everyday it’s important to pay tribute to the men and women of the U.S. military, and their families, for their sacrifice and courage to preserve our fre... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Signing of Long-Term Contract to Complete Construction of Aurora VA Medical Facility
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement on the long-term contract signed today to complete the replacement VA medical facility under construction in Aurora, CO: “I’m pleased to see a long-term contract signed today between the Army Corps of Engineers and Kiewit Turner to complete the VA medical facility in Aurora. With this contract, the Army Corps will officially take over as project manager, the number of people working on site will double, and a new target op... Read more

  • House Authorizes Spending and Fully Funds Construction of VA Medical Facility, Passes Clean CR
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the passage of S. 2082, the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act to fully authorize $1.675 billion for the Denver VA medical Center, and H.R. 719, the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2016 which included appropriations transfer authority for the VA to use existing funding on the Denver project. These two bills will ensure the Army Corps of Engineers and Kiewit Turner can sign a permanent contract to comple... Read more

  • Congress agrees to deal to fund VA hospital in Aurora
    Posted in In the News on September 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Originally Published in the Denver Post on September 30, 2015, click here to go to page. A last-minute fight over funding for a Veterans Affairs hospital in Aurora was settled peacefully Wednesday, and now construction of the $1.675 billion facility has the full support of Congress — ending months of frustration for Colorado lawmakers and veterans. "Today marks a pivotal day for veterans in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region," said U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo. "Years from now, when veter... Read more

  • Three Local WWII vets receive long overdue medals
    Posted in In the News on July 7, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Click here for full article. Orginally published in the Lakewood Sentinel on July 7, 2015. Read more

  • Perlmutter Holds Ceremony for WWII Veterans Who Never Received Medals
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Today, Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) presented three local World War II veterans who were Prisoners of Wars (POW) with medals they earned during their service but never received. The veterans honored were Lakewood residents, First Lt. Clayton Nattier (92), U.S. Army Air Corps, U.S. Air Force and Corporal John Pederson (89), U.S. Army, and Westminster resident, Staff Sergeant Keith Hereford (89), U.S. Army, Army Air Corps. After working with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the De... Read more

  • 850 KOA Interview on POW Medal Ceremony
    Posted in In the News on June 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Click here to find the recording on SoundCloud. Read more

  • Colorado WWII POWs to receive overdue honor
    Posted in In the News on June 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    KUSA – Congressman Ed Perlmutter will present three World War II former Prisoner of War veterans with medals they earned during their service but never received. First Lt. Clayton Nattier, who now lives in Lakewood, is one of the veterans who will receive his long overdue medals on Thursday during a formal ceremony at Red Rocks Community College. Nattier served in the United States Army Air Corps as a pilot from 1942 to 1945. In September 1944, his aircraft was badly damaged by enemy fire, and h... Read more

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