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Congressman Dan Kildee Honors Two Mid-Michigan World War II Veterans Visiting Nation's Capital

Press Release

Date: May 19, 2015
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Veterans

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today honored two mid-Michigan World War II veterans, Warren Jackson and Roy Dumont, during a visit by both 92-year-old men to Washington, D.C. To honor their service, Congressman Kildee entered both men's names into the congressional record in a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives and also accompanied both veterans on a private tour of the World War II Memorial to pay tribute to fellow service members killed in action.

"It is a true honor to spend the day with Warren and Roy, two Michigan World War II veterans who truly represent the best of our state and nation," Congressman Kildee said. "Their valor and service fighting for our country during World War II deserves the highest recognition and honor. It's a true privilege for me to highlight their heroism on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives and help forever enshrine their service in the congressional record."

Mr. Jackson served in the U.S. Army's 3758th Quatermaster Truck Company during World War II in 1944 and continued to serve for another two decades. He ultimately retired from the 41st Artillery in 1966. Mr. Dumont served in the U.S. Army's 87th Infantry Division, known as the "Golden Acorns," from 1942 through 1945.

"These men risked their lives to defend the freedoms we cherish and often take for granted as Americans, and our country is and should be forever grateful to them for their service," Congressman Kildee said earlier in his floor speech. ""Thank you for wearing the uniform and defending our great nation. You will forever have our lasting gratitude."