CLEVELAND, OH —In a ceremony at Gray’s Armory on the day before Veterans Day, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) presented six military medals – including the Purple Heart – to the family of Larry Eisenbraun, a Vietnam veteran who was killed in action in 1968.
“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.”
After graduating from high school in Boardman, Eisenbraun enlisted in the Navy and served as a Hospital Corpsman with the Marine Corps’ 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, Echo Company. In addition to the Purple Heart, Brown will present the following medals to Eisenbraun’s brother:
- Combat Action Ribbon
- National Defense Service Medal
- Vietnam Service Medal with 3 bronze star appurtenances
- Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon with one bronze star appurtenance
- Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon
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.