09 Jul '18, 12pm

Vietnam Veterans finally get the ceremony they deserved so long ago #VeteransMatter

FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Six months after he got home from the Vietnam War in August 1968, Allen Hoe got an envelope from the Army . "I opened it up, and all my medals had been mailed to me," said Hoe, who took the unceremonious delivery of his Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Medical Badge and Vietnam Service Medal to his family home in Hawaii in stride. "Back then the Vietnam War was at its height, and that was not a surprise," said the former combat medic. On Friday, Hoe and eight other veterans of the 196th Light Infantry Brigade took part in a long-overdue award ceremony at Fort Shafter 's Palm Circle parade grounds. Col. Robert Berg, current commander of the Hawaii-based 196th, presented several medals, including a Silver Star and Bronze Star, to the group. Berg also presented one set of medals posthumously to the sister of Danny Widner, who ...

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