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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida


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May 29, 2008 Bilirakis Blog

On Wednesday, Gus presented Safety Harbor resident and WWII gunner, George Costage, with the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroic service in carrying out aerial combat missions over occupied Europe.

Below is some of the media coverage from the event.

May 29, 2008 Press Release

The press conference will be held on June 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mark Village located on 2655 Nebraska Avenue in Palm Harbor, Fla.

May 27, 2008 Bilirakis Blog

Tomorrow, Gus will present the Distinguished Flying Cross to former Safety Harbor City Commission member and WWII veteran airman George Costage.

May 24, 2008 Press Release

From August 1944 to March 1945, Staff Sergeant George Costage fought gallantly during thirty-five combat missions as a gunner in a B-24 bomber over occupied Continental Europe. Congressman Bilirakis worked with Costage to have his service record corrected to reflect his achievements in aerial combat over occupied Continental Europe during World War II.

May 22, 2008 Bilirakis Blog

Don Pandel, 80, disappeared over the weekend and was found days later nearly 160 miles from his home in Port Richey, Fla.

May 22, 2008 Press Release

Presented on Thursday at the 24th Annual Cyprus, Hellenic and Orthodox Issues Conference, the Livanos Award distinguishes Greek individuals who have worked for great achievements in society while remembering their Hellenic values.

May 21, 2008 Bilirakis Blog

Today, the House successfully overrode a Presidential veto of a version of the Farm Bill (H.R. 2419) that did not contain a section of the bill originally passed by Congress.