SERVICE MEDALS: Vietnam Veteran Receives Honors

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A Vietnam veteran from Sioux City finally has the medals he earned while serving his country.

Congressman Steve King awarded veteran Roger Baldwin seven medals on Friday.

Baldwin served in the Air Force in Vietnam for one year then worked on Air Force bases around the globe.

King helped clear up paperwork to get the medals to Baldwin. “Honoring soldiers like Roger Baldwin is one of the highlights of my job, and I take it very seriously,” said King. “When veterans contact our office because they have not been presented their medals, we make every effort to uncover their awards. Those who have fought for our freedoms deserve our utmost respect and sincere gratitude, and today I was able to present Roger with the awards he earned protecting our country.”

Baldwin went home with the following medals: Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, Air Force Longevity Service Award with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, and Vietnam Campaign Medal.