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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs presented Western New York veteran Robert Franz with a Purple Heart for injuries suffered during the Vietnam War. The medal, presented to Mr. Franz nearly 47 years to the date of his injury, is the Army veteran’s second Purple Heart.
The National Veterans Golden Age Games, May 30 to June 4, will bring 850 Veterans and their families from around the country to Buffalo.
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, members of the U.S. Marine Corps, local veterans, and others in the Western New York community for a special presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal to Montford Point Marine Veteran Roscoe Brown.