Warren veteran finally gets his due decades after service

Youngstown Vindicator

A Texas man who recently moved to Warren and opened a restaurant was presented 10 military service medals Monday morning — including a Bronze Star — for his eight years of military service.

Thomas Ducharme, who served one year in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970, enlisted in the Army in 1965 and served as an aviation specialist, drill sergeant and recruiter until 1973.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, presented the medals to Ducharme at Ducharme’s new business, Texas Big Dog, 3937 Youngstown Road.

“Mr. Ducharme served his country well,” Brown said.

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