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July 5, 2014

Hoosier veterans tour war memorials, receive flags flown over the Capitol

WASHINGTON (July 2, 2014)— Congressman Luke Messer greeted dozens of Hoosier war veterans and their families at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., last weekend. He presented flags flown over the Capitol to Gerald “Bush” White and Bob Briggs who served in World War II and to Tim Albright and Lutz “Bo” Schreiner— both of whom served in Vietnam and are Purple Heart recipients.

“Words cannot express my gratitude to these men and their families for the sacrifices they made,” said Congressman Luke Messer. “It was a privilege to meet them and be able to give them a small token of appreciation on behalf of everyone in Indiana’s 6th Congressional District for what they have done to defend and preserve the freedoms we enjoy.”

The trip was organized by P.G. Gentrup, who is a veteran himself from Lawrenceburg. He served in the 25th Infantry Division at Cu Chi, South Vietnam. He’s been bringing Hoosier veterans to our nation’s capital several times a year since 2008.

“I really appreciated Congressman Messer coming to the World War Two Memorial to visit with us,” said Mr. Gentrup. “It was his day off and yet he took the time to visit with some of America’s finest—our veterans. His children coming with him was something special, too!”

— Daily News

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