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Presentation – Amarillo VA Medical Center by the Military Order of the Purple Heart of Amarillo

When:
September 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
2019-09-06T10:00:00-05:00
2019-09-06T11:00:00-05:00
Where:
Presentation - Amarillo VA Medical Center by the Military Order of the Purple Heart of Amarillo
6010 W Amarillo Blvd
Amarillo, TX 79106
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Melissa Kalka Constituent Services Rep
(806) 371-8844

Presentation – Amarillo VA Medical Center by the Military Order of the Purple Heart of Amarillo

You are invited to attend a special ceremony for a presentation led jointly by the Military Order of the Purple Heart of Amarillo, Chapter Number 0553 and the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter Number 0900, of Lubbock, Texas, along with the Friends of the Monument of Courage from Lubbock, Texas. These organizations will present to the Ross Creek family, brother of Medal of Honor Recipient, Thomas E. Creek, of Amarillo, Texas, a special minted coin on Friday, September 6th , 10:00 am, at the Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center, 6010 Amarillo Blvd., Columbia Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Amarillo, Texas. The Challenge Coin was minted to honor and recognize Lance Corporal Thomas E. Creek, USMC. During combat in Vietnam, on February 13, 1969, Lance Corporal Creek, after being shot in the neck, threw himself on a grenade to protect his fellow Marines and prevent them from certain death. As a graduate of Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, he was only 18 years old when he sacrificed his life for his comrades and his country. Lance Corporal Thomas E. Creek, USMC is a true American Hero.

DATE: SEPT 6TH
TIME: 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Thomas E. Creek, VA MEDICAL CENTER, 6010 Amarillo, Blvd., Columbia Conference Room, 2nd floor
CONTACT: Don Roden, Commander, Chapter 0553, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Amarillo, Texas, Cell# 806-679-1239

Melissa Kalka
Constituent Services Rep
Office of U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry (TX-13)
620 S. Taylor, Suite 200
Amarillo, TX 79101
(806) 371-8844
Fax (806) 371-7044
Melissa.Kalka@mail.house.gov
www.Thornberry.house.gov