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Monday, April 29, 2013
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Kander to Honor Veterans during ceremony on Silver Star Families of America Day
Jefferson City, Mo. ó In a ceremony on Wednesday, May 1, Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander will present certificates to military veterans from Missouri who were wounded, injured or suffered serious illness while serving in the armed forces during times of war.
Since 2009, May 1st has been designated Silver Star Families of America Day. This day provides an opportunity to recognize and honor Missouri veterans who have been wounded, injured or suffered serious illness in combat.
This year four Missouri veterans will be honored. They are:
John Clark, Vietnam War, from Columbia, Mo.
Clark graduated from the University of Missouri, then later served in the air force, and spent 6 years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnamese prison camps.Tom Abrams, Vietnam War, from Piedmont, Mo.
Abrams joined the Navy after graduating from Clearwater R-1. While in Vietnam, Abrams defined and classified remains of soldiers killed in combat.Bob Proctor, Afghanistan, from Jefferson City, Mo.
Proctor joined the Army shortly after graduating from high school; he later completed a bachelorís degree and joined the Missouri National Guard where he was deployed to serve in Afghanistan.John Harlow, Vietnam War, from Annapolis, Mo.
Harlow was drafted into the Army after graduating from Greenville R-2. He was the recipient of a Purple Heart medal after surviving an explosion in his platoon, killing three soldiers and injuring eight.Wednesday, May 1, 2013
|Secretary of State Jason Kander|
Four area veterans and their families
|WHAT:||Presentation of Silver Star banners and certificates|
|Governor's Office, Room 216|
Jefferson City, MO
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