Lance Presents Service Medals Posthumously To Clark Family

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Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ-7) presents Clark resident Marie O’Brien with her father’s Purple Heart, World War I Victory Medal and Victory Lapel Pin. (Photo courtesy of the Congressman's office)

Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ-7) presents Clark resident Marie O’Brien with her father’s Purple Heart, World War I Victory Medal and Victory Lapel Pin. (Photo courtesy of the Congressman’s office)

WESTFIELD – On Friday, May 10, Congressman Leonard Lance  awarded the Purple Heart, World War I Victory Medal and Victory Lapel Pin posthumously to Private Dominick Valvano for his service in World War I.

Dominick Valvano served in the U.S. Army in 1918 and his family noticed that the service medals he received were lost over the years. He passed away in 1959 and his family has been trying ever since to secure their father’s service medals. The Valvano family of Clark contacted Lance’s office in January seeking assistance. The Congressman’s office secured the medals posthumously less than five months later.

Valvano was well known by many community members as the architect who designed the Linden City Hall building in Linden, where he lived until his death.

Lance’s office routinely helps veterans and service members receive their lost, stolen or never before awarded service medals. If you know someone who needs help in obtaining their earned service medals, you may call his Westfield office at 908-518-7733 or his Flemington office 908-788-6900 for assistance.


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