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Vietnam Vet’s Medals Lost To Sandy Replaced On Storm’s Sixth Anniversary

Bernard and Linda Ebner accept the Vietnam veteran’s replacement military metals from Congressman Chris Smith

Bernard and Linda Ebner lost their Union Beach home of 47 years and most of their possessions to twelve feet of water during Superstorm Sandy six years ago this week. Among those possession were the medals that Bernard, a Vietnam War veteran, earned during his four years of service.

Congressman Chris Smith presented the Ebners with replacement medals on Tuesday, October 30, during an emotional ceremony in the congressman’s Ocean County office in Plumsted which is nearby the couple’s new home in Whiting.

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Posted: October 31st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Superstorm Sandy, Veterans | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Monmouth County Vet Presented with Bronze Star after 44 years

Congressman Chris Smith, Richard Walker Jr, Ocean Twp Ptlman Steven Walker and Ptlman Chris Stenger

Congressman Chris Smith, Richard Walker Jr, Ocean Twp Ptlman Steven Walker and Ptlman Chris Stenger

Richard A. Walker, Jr of Neptune City earned a Bronze Star and other medals in Vietnam nearly 45 years ago, but never received them…until yesterday.

Congressman Chris Smith presented Walker with his honors, The Bronze Star,┬áthe Army Commendation Medal, the Good Conduct Medal; the National Defense Service Medal; the Vietnam Service Medal & Bronze Star Attachment; the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, and; the Sharpshooter Badge & Rifle Bar, yesterday in the congressman’s Freehold office. Walker’s son, Ocean Township Police Officer Steven Walker and his friend Officer Chris Stenger, an ex-Marine and combat veteran of Afghanistan were on hand for the ceremony.

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Posted: November 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Veterans | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth County Vet Presented with Bronze Star after 44 years