Sen. Brown Presents Hancock County Veteran with Overdue Medals on Tuesday

Brown Presented Findlay Native James Goshe with Medals During Ceremony at the Hancock County Veterans Service Office

FINDLAY, OH — In a ceremony today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) presented eight overdue medals and ribbons – including the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal – to Iraq veteran Sergeant James Goshe.

“Ohio’s veterans made invaluable contributions to our fight for worldwide peace and democracy. Our state’s current and former service members have answered the call to action without delay throughout our nation’s history,” Brown said. “As a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, one of the most rewarding aspects of my job is fighting for Ohio’s veterans by ensuring that they receive the benefits they so richly deserve.”

A Findlay native, Goshe joined the Army in 1995 and trained as a cannon crew member. He was deployed with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team to Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom and discharged in 2005 with the rank of Sergeant.

At the Hancock County Veterans Service Organization Office, Sergeant Goshe will receive the:

  • Army Commendation Medal;
  • Army Achievement Medal;
  • National Defense Service Medal;
  • Iraq Campaign Medal;
  • Global War On Terror Service Medal;
  • Army Service Ribbon;
  • Marksman Badge With Rifle and Grenade Clasps; and
  • Army Lapel Button.

Ohio veterans and the family members of deceased veterans may request military records and medals by contacting Senator Brown’s Cleveland office at (216) 522-7272 or by visiting the “Constituent Services” section of Brown’s website at



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