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Congresswoman Chu Presents Military Medals to Pasadena Korean War Veteran

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first_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe Top of the News Government Congresswoman Chu Presents Military Medals to Pasadena Korean War Veteran Published on Monday, September 5, 2016 | 6:34 pmcenter_img Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) and Cpl. Buddy Leland BrowerPasadena area Congresswoman Judy Chu presented Corporal Buddy Leland Brower with the military medals he earned but never received while serving in the United States Army during the Korean War in a Labor Day ceremony in her office.Long-time Pasadenan Brower explained that at the end of his enlistment in 1953 he was sent to an office, directed to the rear of the room to pick up his orders, and told to go home. Once he arrived back in the country, he was discharged without his awards.After waiting several decades, he finally reached out to Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) for help in obtaining his medals. Rep. Chu contacted the National Personnel Records Center, who provided the medals. Rep. Chu released the following statement:“I am so honored to present to Buddy Leland Brower the medals he earned while serving our country. I was shocked to learn that after he was discharged from the Army he never received his awards or a simple thank you. Today we make things rights by recognizing Mr. Brower for all his sacrifices and finally presenting him with the medals he earned while fighting for our country during the Korean War. Thank you Buddy Leland Brower for your service to the United States of America!”For his service, Brower received the following medals: Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Army of Occupation Medal & Japan Clasp, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal & 2 Bronze Star Attachments, Combat Infantryman Badge 1st Award and United Nations Service MedalRep. Chu continued, “Buddy received his Purple Heart after his squadron came under heavy attack. During the attack, mortar rounds were being shot at his squadron, cutting through trees and injuring the men. Mr. Brower describes his injury as ‘merely a cut or scratch on the hand’ but his story paints a more dramatic and powerful picture. A mortar round had cut through a large tree branch which landed on a fellow service member, who in turn fell upon Mr. Brower. As he attempted to free himself from under the heavy weight of the tree branch and service member, his helmet fell which exposed his forehead to debris and enemy fire. He protected his head with his hands as he pulled himself away and only realized he had several cuts across his hand from the mortar shrapnel after getting free. The cuts across his hand could have been upon his forehead had he not covered his face. He simply characterizes his experience as ‘lucky’ and ‘a gift from god’.“Buddy also depicted another courageous moment when his squadron followed another team up a hill before taking over as lead toward the top. At the top of the ridge Buddy’s squadron was fired upon. Many were injured and killed during the battle. They pulled back a bit and attempted to fight but the assault was too overwhelming. The officer in charge wanted to retreat back but there were still some wounded men out in the field. Mr. Brower took it upon himself to run out and help another soldier carry an injured friend out of the line of fire and into a safer area.”Brower is 85 years old and a longtime native from the City of Pasadena. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

Limerick can be a counterbalance to Dublin, says Chamber

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first_imgEmail Funds no barrier to M20 motorway RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp Funding allocated for M20 planning process Previous articleLimerick schools dominate local competitionNext articleBord Bia recruiting food industry enthusiasts in Limerick Editor TAGS2040M20 center_img €8 million M20 tendering process gets underway Facebook Limerick to Cork motorway will be included in capital plan Limerick Chamber business leaders stress the importance of infrastructural intervention for Limerick Print BusinessNewsPoliticsLimerick can be a counterbalance to Dublin, says ChamberBy Editor – February 7, 2017 929 Limerick Chamber has said that the commencement of strategic planning and development framework for Ireland between now and 2040 paves the way to bring about economic balance across the nation.Director of Policy with Limerick Chamber, Caroline Kelleher, said: “We welcome the recognition by the Government of the need to tap the underutilised potential of our regional cities with focused policies and investments to act as a counterbalance to Dublin.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It must be recognised that cities have a key role in the development of their hinterlands and driving growth for the wider region. It is positive to see the Government recognise the need to equip the regions with the right mix of physical and social infrastructure and further recognises the need for a coordinated approach to implementing the forthcoming Framework with particular emphasis on drawing together Government initiatives such as Rebuilding Ireland, the Action Plan for Rural Development and the Action Plan for Jobs among others.”“If we want to be serious about obtaining balanced regional development, we must recognise the need for consistency between capital investment plans and strategic planning,” she added.Ms Kelleher continued, “This discussion must advance the case of a number of key projects, not least the M20 motorway between Limerick and Cork, which will create a seamless motorway from Cork, taking in the cities of Limerick and Galway. This will act as a key conduit for economic development along a corridor that can be a powerful counterbalance to Dublin and, indeed, support Dublin by taking pressure off the capital.”“It must also focus on making sure the environment is right for airports to grow as there’s a direct link between airport growth and regional development.  The more that Shannon can grow, the more region stands to grow.” Build M20 and reduce VAT amongst pre budget submissionslast_img read more