LOGAN, OH —In a ceremony today at the Hocking County Veterans Service Office, the office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) presented seven military service medals – including the Purple Heart– to the family of deceased World War Two veteran Private First Class Raymond Shoemaker.
“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. Today, we remember and honor Private First Class Shoemaker’s service to our nation and our great state.”
Private First Class Raymond Shoemaker’s daughter Deborah Cooper received the following service medals on behalf of her late father:
- Purple Heart;
- Good Conduct Medal;
- American Campaign Medal;
- European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 1 silver service star;
- World War II Victory Medal;
- Expert Badge with Machine Gun Bar; and
- Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar.
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 brown.senate.gov.