Diaz-Balart Honors Local Veterans with the Congressional Veteran Commendation
MIAMI — Today, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) honored a group of local veterans for their service in the United States Armed Forces. 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.
Master Sergeant John A. Cornejo – United States Air Force, Hialeah Gardens, Florida
Commander Douglas J. Fitzgerald – United States Navy, Doral, Florida
Radioman 3rd Class Gilbert Antonio Irizarry – United States Navy, Hialeah, Florida
Captain Crisilda Irizarry-Anson – United States Army, Doral, Florida
Chief Petty Officer Matthew William Kindermann – United States Marine Corps/United States Navy, La Belle, Florida
Congressman Diaz-Balart with honorees, from left to right: Commander Douglas J. Fitzgerald, Master Sergeant John A. Cornejo, Radioman 3rd Class Gilbert A. Irizarry, and Chief Petty Officer Matthew W. Kindermann. Not pictured: Captain Crisilda Irizarry-Anson