WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, November 1st, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) hosted a Vietnam veteran pinning ceremony in Sunnyside. Vietnam-era veterans were encouraged to sign up to receive a service lapel pin and a certificate of special congressional recognition in honor of their service and sacrifice during the Vietnam War.

“This is something that, perhaps, fifty or so years ago was lacking when you folks came home from southeast Asia,” said Rep. Newhouse of the opportunity to recognize Central Washington’s Vietnam veterans.

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He continues, “I was a young teenager during the Vietnam War, so I remember a lot of these guys myself. It’s a personal moment for me to stop and recognize them for their service.”

In partnership with the Vietnam War 50th Commemoration, Rep. Newhouse is also hosting a pinning ceremony in Tri-Cities during the annual Veterans Service Fair at the Richland Red Lion on December 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST. Veterans in the Tri-Cities area are encouraged to sign up to participate. Find information here.

A list of honored veterans is below:

Thomas Elisha Ayer

Jerry Walter Bastin

Kenneth Richard Beck

Steven Berreman

Delmar Foster Bice III

Thomas Bilyeu

James M. Blaine

Dean E. Bolt

Ronal Alan Bowen

James Everett Carter

Sue Ann Carver

Jolaine Coles

Gary Darnell

Robert Wesley Davison

David John Differding

Gary Differding

Frank Duchow

Ethel Dunbar

Thomas W. Flint

Ismael T. Flores

Karl Goering

Henry Harrison Graves

Robert Layton Greeno

Leonard W. Hall

Lawrence Everett Helberg

Phillip Wayne Hill

Robert Hilmoe

Frederick M. Hopkins

Marvin Howell

Allen G. Hubert

William A. Ingram

Gary Leroy Jackson

Ronald E. Jennings

William A. Kent

Bruce Edwin Keyser

William M. Knight

Wesley Eugene Lange

Gene Lange

Joseph C. May

Jeannette McClellan

Craig McDonald

Nancy Lee McLeod

Joe Briseno Mondragon

James Morgan

Mark Richard Morton

Stephen Paul Naught

James J. Oliva

Larry L. Oswalt

David E. Ozanne

Jesus S. Ozuna

Juan S. Ozuna

Delbert Allen Pease

Clyde A. Purdy, Jr.

Juan Francisco Ramirez

Domingo Ramirez, Jr.

David Rowland

Steven Jay Sander

Alan Clayton Sandlin

John Simpson

Donald Solaneman

Peter Anthony Steinbock, Jr.

Edward Stephen Stock

James Keith Studdard

James Sundell

Kenneth Dee Talkington, Sr.

Jack Forrest Thompson

Daniel Phillip Townsend

Jose Cruz Veloz

Robert Earl Wade

Steven Sawyer Webb

Michael J. Weddle

Leroy H. Werkhoven

Virgil M. Wertenberger

Bruce Whitmore

Greg Williams

John H. Wilson

Robert Arthur Wolff

Richard Ivar Woodruff

Steven Everet Young

Allen Yourke

Richard F. Zook

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