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Letter to the Editor - Should do more than save money to earn a Bronze Star


Last updated 10/14/2019 at 9:41am


In regards to U.S. Army veteran Alfred Shryer receiving the Bronze Star for saving the Army money:

I am veteran of the Vietnam era and was one of the fortunate ones who never set foot in Vietnam.

When I read the article, I was glad to see him recognized, but inside I was angry. Shryer deserves an award but not the Bronze Star.

There is a whole wall of soldiers in Washington, D.C., who have Bronze Stars or even higher decorations. Through my years, I’ve met and worked with Vietnam vets who earned Bronze Stars. They did not get their awards for saving money. They got the award...

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