Distinguished Veterans Presented With Henry Military Service Tribute Rifles At The VFW 2015 National Convention

Jul 21, 2015, 08:55 ET from Henry Repeating Arms

PITTSBURGH, July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- VFW Commander-in-Chief John W. Stroud was presented with a Henry Repeating Arms Military Service Tribute Rifle during the Joint Opening Session of the Veterans of Foreign Wars' 116th National Convention. Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms, presented the rifle to thank VFW Commander-in-Chief Stroud for his service to our country and for his leadership service to our nation's Veterans.

Mr. Imperato also recognized five distinguished veterans by inviting them to the stage to present them with a Military Service Tribute Rifle. United States Army Chief Warrant Officer Eugene L. Perrino, Sr.; United States Army Command Sergeant Major, Retired, Tim Green; United States Navy Third Class Radioman John Wrinkle; Air National Guard Retired Tech Sergeant Shannan F. Brown; and United States Marine 3rd Battalion Michael Depew were the recipients.

Imperato was so moved by the patriotism at the event that he surprised the VFW with a $50,000 donation. He told the crowd, "The donation is being made in honor of my father who served in the United States Army in Korea from 1953-1955."

For more information about Henry Repeating Arms and its products visit henryrifles.com or call 866-200-2354. For more information about the VFW, the oldest and largest major war veterans association, visit vfw.org.

About Henry Repeating Arms
Henry Repeating Arms is one of the country's leading rifle manufacturers. Their legendary name dates back to 1860 when Benjamin Tyler Henry invented and patented the first practical repeating rifle during the Civil War. It became known as the "gun you could load on Sunday and shoot all week long." Henry rifles went on to play a significant role in the frontier days of the American West and soon became one of the most legendary, respected and sought after rifles in the history of firearms. President Lincoln's Henry hangs in The Smithsonian and has become a national treasure. The company's manufacturing facilities are in Bayonne, NJ and Rice Lake, WI.

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