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Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart Honors FL-25 Veterans

November 12, 2021
Miami, FL – This week, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) recognized a group of local veterans with the Congressional Veteran Commendation.
The Congressional Veteran Commendation is a nominations-based program designed to recognize the wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement of veterans residing in Florida's 25th Congressional District. The honorees listed below will be interviewed, and their wartime collections will be added to the Veterans History Project, sponsored by the Library of Congress.
Colonel William G. Perez– United States Marine Corps
Miami Lakes, FL
Lieutenant Colonel Duilia Mora Turner– United States Air Force
Doral, FL
Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Barry Walters– United States Marine Corps
Naples, FL
Captain Robert Francis Merkel– United States Marine Corps
Hialeah, FL
Sergeant First Class Heriberto Alvarado Hartnack– United States Army
Naples, FL