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Congressman Paul Mitchell

Representing the 10th District of Michigan


August 27, 2019
Press Release

Shelby Township, MI – Yesterday evening, Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) held an event to present four veterans with medals they earned during their service.


  • Albert Janus (Army) – Washington: Good Conduct Medal, Sharpshooter Badge & Carbine Bar, and Marksman Badge & Rifle Bar
  • Hermann Christoph (Army) – Algonac: Bronze Star Medal with letter “V” Device, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 bronze service stars, Combat Infantry Badge 1st Award, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon w/ Device (1960), Expert Badge with Machine Gun Bar, and Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar
  • Giovanni (John) Zerilli (Navy) – New Baltimore: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Honorable Reserve Discharge Button, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ 1960 Device
  • Dennis Kostinko (Marine Corps) – Harrison Township: Vietnam Service Pin


“It’s important to recognize the incredible sacrifice these veterans made for our country, and last night’s event was a great way to honor and commemorate their service – especially since they were often not given the proper respect at the time. I encourage any veteran who needs help with the VA or any federal agency to contact my office so we can help,” said Mitchell.


People seeking help with the VA or any federal agency can contact Congressman Mitchell’s office by visiting