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Vietnam Veterans receive Silver and Bronze Star medals Unit's bravery during the first Battle of Khe Sanh was never recognized until now

Posted by qmtroy on October 22, 2013 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

By Julie Watson

Associated Press

SAN DIEGO — It began with a retired Marine general listening to veterans reminisce about the terrifying day they fought the North Vietnamese army troops on a jungle hillside and saw 75 percent of their unit be killed or wounded.

Maj. Gen. John Admire said he was shocked to learn not one of the unit's survivors who fought while rescuing their fellow Marines had been recognized for their courage: One veteran still has shrapnel in his face...

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