WTAJ: Congressman Gives Veterans their Medals
SOUTH FORK, CAMBRIA COUNTY - A local Congressman honors two Vietnam Veterans from our area.
Ronald Krupa never got his medals after his service in the Vietnam War. Wednesday afternoon Congressman Keith Rothfus presented him with a Vietnam Service Medal, a Good Conduct Medal and a National Defense Service Medal. He says he never thought about them, but now he’d like his daughter to have them.
Eugene Migut's family accepted his Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and several other medals. Migut served as a sniper in the infantry and was wounded saving a couple of other soldiers. Migut's buried his medals years ago but his family wanted to get them back. So they have a memorial to his service.
Rothfus says if any veteran doesn't have their medals for any reason they should contact their Congressman.