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War veterans honored

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Several war veterans received high honors Monday night. Three vets stood tall as they were recognized for their service to the armed forces. War veteran Leroy Perry said, "It's an honor to receive this after all that I did. I did three tours in Vietnam. It's been a long time coming and I'm glad to finally receive them." Glover Stanford won the Purple Heart award. Stephen Crandall won the combat award and Leroy Perry won several medals. The two most special to him were the humanitarian award and the Vietnam service award. War veteran Glover Stanford said, "It's always nice to have a ceremony like this, because it makes you feel like you've done something." Some of the vets we spoke with say the war experience changed them, and they sympathize with soldiers coming back from the Iraq war. War veteran Stephen Crandall said, "It's a little bit of closure, it's only took 39 years but unlike a lot of veterans behind me, I'm still around to receive it. At least I got it." Many of the Vietnam veterans say they still suffer flashbacks from the war.

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Thank you

Thank you veterans for serving! Thank you for the sacrifices that you made so that I can sit here today and write this. Thank you for loving your country enough to be willing to die for it! It's just a shame that veterans have to wait so long for their medals.

CONGRATULATIONS

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!! DOES ANY1 KNOW OF ANY GOOD WAR GATHERINGS MY FATHER IS A VET AND I WOULD LIKE TO GET HIM INVOLVED IN SOMETHING.

You deserve it

Thanks to all the veterans for all they have done, past and present. I just have one question though...why is it these courageous men and women have to wait so long to receive their medals and honors?

I know my Grandfather had to

I know my Grandfather had to wait a long time to recieve his awards because of the things he was doing were still "classified" It is a heart moving thing to see someone who did so much for our county finaly get the recognition that they deserve. My utmost appreciation goes out to the men and women who have served this great counrty and their families.

Why the wait

First, thanks to you three and all the veterans. I just don't understand why there is a wait for these courageous men/women to receive their awards? Does anyone have an explanation to this?

It was BUSH'S Fault!

It was all BUSH'S fault. How long will it be before the heroes of the Gulf War get their dues? Wait, baby killers don't get dues, do they?

Thank you!

Thank you and God Bless you for your service to our great country!