SHEFFIELD VILLAGE — It’s been a long time coming but well worth the wait.
More than 40 years after serving in the Vietnam War, retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Raymond Hatch will be presented with 11 medals earned for exemplary service in the war, including a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.
Today, in a special ceremony in Cleveland, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will present Hatch, a Sheffield Village resident, with various medals such as the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation, National Defense Service, Vietnam Campaign, Parachute Badge, Sharpshooter M-14, Army Good Conduct, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation, the Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal First Class Unit Citation and the Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars.
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