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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Anthony Caruana recently presented Town of Tonawanda Resident Elias Abousaid with a Purple Heart for wounds received in action during his service in Iraq.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) presented local World War II veteran Helen Jacob with a number of military medals she earned for her distinguished service in the United States Army.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) confirmed that the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Inspector General has initiated a review of the circumstances surrounding the reuse of insulin pens at the VA Western New York Health Center in Buffalo.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is asking the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General to begin an independent investigation of the Buffalo VA Medical Center. The request comes in response to recent revelations that the facility was reusing multi-dose insulin pens, intended for individual patient use, on multiple patients risking cross contamination and potential exposure to Hepatitis and HIV.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) named nine local residents to serve as members of his Service Academy Advisory Committee. Appointees met recently to interview students applying to a military academy and make recommendations to Congressman Higgins.
Congressman Brian Higgins presented World War II Veteran William Wilson, Sr. with several long-overdue military medals for his service in the U.S. Navy.
In front of a crowd of family and friends attending a USO Dance at the Orchard Park American Legion, Congressman Brian Higgins presented Michael Davidovich with a Bronze Star Medal he earned 67 years earlier.
Representatives Kathy Hochul and Brian Higgins joined Erie County Department of Veteran Services Director Carlos M. Benitez and leaders from UPS to recognize several Western New York employees who have delivered outstanding service for the company and for the country.
Congressman Brian Higgins presented Clayton John, a local World War II veteran with several long-overdue service medals. Mr. John, a veteran of the United States Navy Reserve served in the military from 1942 to 1946.