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House honors local WWII vet, Pioneer volunteer


April 27, 2023

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State Rep. Travis Couture congratulates Mason County resident Burt Stoltz on his 95th birthday following passage of a House resolution honoring the World War II veteran and former Pioneer Elementary volunteer.

A 95-year-old decorated World War II veteran who later tutored Pioneer Schools students was recently honored by the state House of Representatives.

State Rep. Travis Couture, R-Allyn, introduced House Resolution 4639, which honors Burton Stoltz, who lives in the Agate area. The House unanimously passed the resolution April 7.

In a news release, Couture said it was "an honor and a pleasure" to present the resolution to Stoltz on his 95th birthday.

"Burt is a WWII Navy veteran and treasured in our community in Shelton," he wrote. "I was blessed to pin his recently retrieved WWII Navy medals o...

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