145 VVN – Larry F. Freeman Gets Silver Star for Vietnam Service

Larry F. Freeman Awarded Silver Star, Vietnam Veteran News, Mack Payne

Vietnam veteran receives Silver star 48 years later(Photo: Kendall Morris)

Larry F. Freeman of Pulaski, Virginia was recently awarded a Silver Star for his service in Vietnam after a 48 year delay. The medal was pinned on his chest by Lt. Col. Howard Lavy, U.S. Army (Ret), a fellow member of the 1/27 Inf (Wolfhounds), 25th Inf Div at a reunion of fellow Wolfhounds at Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

The reason for the 48 year delay is the same old tired excuse “the paperwork was delayed.” But it really doesn’t matter because Larry Freeman is just as much of a hero today as he was 48 years ago.

This story is courtesy of WBIR, dateline Gatlinburg, Tennessee by ace reporter – Kendall Morris.

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