Roskam came through for dad's war service

Updated 5/17/2018 10:36 AM

My dad was one of the Greatest Generation. When he died, we couldn't find the papers that proved he served in World War II. We made tons of calls and learned that it would take a minimum of 90 days to get the papers proving his service.

My mom was devastated that he wouldn't be officially recognized for his service at the funeral.


We called Congressman Peter Roskam's office to see if they could help speed up the process and they jumped on it immediately.

My dad died on a Monday night and we had his papers before the funeral on Saturday morning.

My mom was presented a flag from a soldier thanking her for my dad's service on behalf of a grateful nation. She kept that flag on his bed until the day she died.

I wanted to publicly thank Congressman Roskam and his office for going above and beyond and making this possible -- it is something that my family and I will always be grateful for.

Greg Boltz

Downers Grove

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