U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) this week presented overdue and replacement military medals to a Hamilton County veteran in a ceremony at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. Brown presented Samuel Reeves, 89, with seven overdue medals and four replacement medals, which he received after he was discharged.

“Ohio’s veterans made invaluable contributions to our fight for worldwide peace and democracy. Our state’s service members answered the call to action without delay, and it was only for their unhesitating service that we are able to enjoy the freedoms and liberties we have today,” Brown said. “As a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I go to work each and every day committed to serving Ohio and America’s veterans and ensuring that they receive the benefits they so richly deserve. I’m honored to present Mr. Reeves with these well-earned medals today.”

Also attending today’s ceremony were Reeves’ daughter, Hiawatha Reeves; Linda Smith, Director, Cincinnati VMAC; and Tina Pfeifer who works as a nurse at the VA and learned from Reeves that he had not received all his medals.

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