Marchant Presents Overdue Medals for Mayor’s Husband
U.S. Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX-24) presented Mayor Mary Lib Saleh of Euless military medals her husband, Raymond L. Saleh, had never received at the Congressman’s district office on Friday, April 30.
Staff Sergeant Raymond L. Saleh served in the United States infantry in World War II from 1944 to 1946. He was involved in the European Theater of Operations for sixteen months which was responsible for Allied victories north of Italy and the Mediterranean Coast.
Raymond passed away in October 2006. Since then, Congressman Marchant has worked to retrieve the medals Raymond never received from World War II.
Mayor Saleh was accompanied by her family to receive her husband’s overdue medals. Congressman Marchant presented a framed shadowbox with a total of ten medals displayed within it.
“Each medal is representative of a story of courage, sacrifice, and love of country,” said Marchant. “It is an honor to recognize your husband’s service, and a distinct privilege to be able to present you the medals your husband so deservedly earned.”
Upon receiving the medals, Mayor Saleh and her family were amazed at how decorated and distinguished Raymond was.
“Ray never shared his experiences of war with us,” said Mayor Saleh. “Looking at all these medals reminds of how wonderful he was. He was just so neat.”
After the presentation, Mayor Lib and her family enjoyed a reception where they shared memories of Raymond with the Congressman.
If you are a veteran or know of one in Congressional District 24 who has earned awards for their military service but not yet received recognition, please contact John Hayes at Rep. Marchant’s district office at (972)-556-0162.