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Veteran receives medals 48 years after service

Veteran receives medals 48 years after service


well today was a date nearly fifty years in the making for a Corpus Christi veteran he was finally presented with the medals he earned during his military service that our nickyloo preity ape has a story tonight Willie despite the long wait ricardo gonzales says he’s grateful that this moment actually happened believe it or not a clerical error is what stood in the way but thanks to some high-powered help gonzales is getting the honor he’s due I feel like a 18 year old marine again recruit serving our country Ricardo Gonzales could hardly contain his excitement or his smile today at Sherrill Veterans Memorial Park 48 years after completing his service in the marine corps he could finally take home the medals he earned although they weren’t reflected in his military records for decades because of administrative errors after countless efforts to get those medals mr. Gonzales finally got some help a few years ago from the district 27 congressional office stepped in the situation and got some answers and this is what the outcome was a ceremony in his honor to receive his Good Conduct Medal a Meritorious Unit Commendation the National Defense Service Medal and the rifle sharpshooter badge such an awesome opportunity look him in the eye on behalf of the people of our district who love our veterans and to be able to thank him for his service a moment that mr. Gonzales was able to share with family friends and a grateful community and one that he also shares with every other brave man and woman who has served our country I honor all the veterans and to keep the faith in case they encounter some roadblocks just keep the faith and give it to God Nikki leprae DEA Chris 6 News


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