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A Missouri Vietnam War veteran has finally received recognition for his bravery.

With the help of Senator Clair McCaskill, Walter Sitzwohl was awarded the Purple Heart he earned after being wounded while on patrol in 1969. Sitzwohl's wife Tomme contacted Senator McCaskill in July and the Senator's office opened a case on behalf of the army veteran. McCaskill is a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. The 65 year old Sitzwohl served nearly two years in Vietnam.

After reviewing its records, the Army determined Sitzwohl should have been awarded the Purple Heart Medal for injuries sustained in combat.

 

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