Never too late to recognize bravery

Senator Claire McCaskill
2014-09-11 21:26:32
You're receiving this email because you've written to me in the past about a federal issue or my work in the Senate. But I don't want to clutter your inbox with unwanted emails. So if you are not interested in receiving regular email updates from me, click HERE. Thanks, and all the best. Dear Unity, The year 1969 may seem like a very distant memory to some, or for others a time long-before they were born, but for a St. Peters man it was a year he showed extraordinary bravery. Forty-five years after being wounded in action in Vietnam, veteran Patrick Howe was finally awarded a Purple Heart with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters. While originally awarded a Purple Heart with a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to recognize two of the three wounds he suffered, his third wound was recorded but overlooked in his Service Treatment Records. This week however, that error was finally corrected. As I watched Mr. Howe - surrounded by family - receive his much-deserved recognition, I was reminded once again why keeping our promise to our brave veterans is one of the most important jobs I have. That's why I was honored when Mr. Howe contacted my office earlier this year seeking assistance in notifying the Army of their error. This week - nearly five decades later - the full extent of Mr. Howe's bravery was no longer overlooked, reminding us all that it's never too late to recognize the service of others.  All the best, P.S. As always, I want to hear from you about the issues impacting Missouri veterans. Contact me via email, Facebook or Twitter. Cape Girardeau ‌555 Independence St., ‌Room 1600 ‌Cape Girardeau, ‌MO 63703 Phone: (573) 651-0964 Fax: (573) 334-4278 Springfield ‌324 Park Central West, ‌Ste. 101 ‌Springfield, ‌MO 65806 Phone: (417) 868-8745 Fax: (417) 831-1349 Columbia ‌28 N. 8th St., Ste. 500 ‌Columbia, ‌MO 65201 Phone: (573) 442-7130 Fax: (573) 442-7140 St. Louis ‌5850 Delmar Blvd., ‌Ste. A ‌St. Louis, ‌MO 63112 Phone: (314) 367-1364 Fax: (314) 361-8649 Kansas City ‌4141 Pennsylvania Ave., ‌Ste. 101 ‌Kansas City, ‌MO 64111 Phone: (816) 421-1639 Fax: (816) 421-2562 Washington, D.C. ‌506 Hart Senate Office Building ‌Washington, ‌D.C. 20510 Phone: (202) 224-6154 Fax: (202) 228-6326 To unsubscribe from Claire's Newsletter, please visit the unsubscribe page HERE
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Dear Unity,

The year 1969 may seem like a very distant memory to some, or for others a time long-before they were born, but for a St. Peters man it was a year he showed extraordinary bravery.

Forty-five years after being wounded in action in Vietnam, veteran Patrick Howe was finally awarded a Purple Heart with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters. While originally awarded a Purple Heart with a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to recognize two of the three wounds he suffered, his third wound was recorded but overlooked in his Service Treatment Records.

This week however, that error was finally corrected.

As I watched Mr. Howe - surrounded by family - receive his much-deserved recognition, I was reminded once again why keeping our promise to our brave veterans is one of the most important jobs I have. That's why I was honored when Mr. Howe contacted my office earlier this year seeking assistance in notifying the Army of their error.

This week - nearly five decades later - the full extent of Mr. Howe's bravery was no longer overlooked, reminding us all that it's never too late to recognize the service of others. 

All the best,
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P.S. As always, I want to hear from you about the issues impacting Missouri veterans. Contact me via email, Facebook or Twitter.

Cape Girardeau

‌555 Independence St.,
‌Room 1600
‌Cape Girardeau, ‌MO 63703
Phone: (573) 651-0964
Fax: (573) 334-4278

Springfield

‌324 Park Central West, ‌Ste. 101
‌Springfield, ‌MO 65806
Phone: (417) 868-8745
Fax: (417) 831-1349

Columbia

‌28 N. 8th St., Ste. 500
‌Columbia, ‌MO 65201
Phone: (573) 442-7130
Fax: (573) 442-7140

St. Louis

‌5850 Delmar Blvd., ‌Ste. A
‌St. Louis, ‌MO 63112
Phone: (314) 367-1364
Fax: (314) 361-8649

Kansas City

‌4141 Pennsylvania Ave., ‌Ste. 101
‌Kansas City, ‌MO 64111
Phone: (816) 421-1639
Fax: (816) 421-2562

Washington, D.C.

‌506 Hart Senate Office Building
‌Washington, ‌D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6154
Fax: (202) 228-6326
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