Local Korean War veteran receives medal replacements before he dies

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Navy veteran Paul Styers sits in front of the group of VFW members who replaced five medals he had lost over the course of his life. From left are, Post Commander Red Foughty, Post Member Tony Quickle, Post Adjutant Dick Trout, Post Surgeon George Andrews and Post Quartermaster Rick Campbell. Each member presented one of Styers’ five missing medals last month. Styers died on Thursday.
(Journal-Tribune photo by Will Channell)
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The decorations veterans earn during their service are often so meaningful, it’s hard to replace them when they’re lost.

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