SERVICE MEDALS: Vietnam Veterans Honored

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Two Vietnam Veterans finally have the medals they earned while serving our country.

Congressman Steve King presented Veterans Phillip Gregg and Richard Plueger with five medals each on Thursday.

Both men earned the medals while serving in the Navy, but never formally received them.

“It was a great honor to present medals to Veterans Phillip Gregg and Richard Plueger today,” said King. “These men, and many others like them, put their lives on the line for our country and therefore we owe them our deepest respect. Obtaining the awards for these two admirable soldiers is a small way to show my gratitude for their service.”

Gregg received the following medals: Navy Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Star Attachments, Combat Action Ribbon,Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 Device

Plueger was awarded the following medals: National Defense Service Medals, Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 Device, Republican of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross w/Palm and Frame), Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon