Arlington Council Member Marvin Sutton Honored with Veteran Commendation Award
By Office of Communication
Posted on November 06, 2019, November 06, 2019

Sutton receives Veteran Commendation Award

The Nov. 5, 2019 Arlington City Council meeting was anything but business as usual for Council Member Marvin Sutton (District 3.) 

Mayor Jeff Williams was about to begin the evening's special presentations when he handed the microphone to U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, R-TX. The congressman announced he was at the meeting to surprise Sutton with the Congressional Veteran Commendation award. 

The award is presented to a veteran who continued their service to the community well after leaving the military. That includes through volunteer work, work for a non-profit or by serving in elected office. The recipient must embody the American spirit and values.

Sutton served in the U.S. Air Force before starting his career as an air traffic controller. He guided planes in and out of DFW International Airport for 30 years. 

"This is really special to me," Sutton said. "I served eight years in the Air Force. One of the best decisions I ever made." 

Sutton is now the first person in Texas' 6th Congressional district to earn the award. 

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