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Vietnam veteran gets Silver Star in Puerto Rico
Taiwan News ^ | 11/11/2010

Posted on 11/11/2010 12:36:49 PM PST by cll

Edited on 11/11/2010 12:39:23 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

A Puerto Rican veteran of the Vietnam War has been awarded the Silver Star for helping to rescue a company pinned down by enemy fire in 1965.

Angel L. Cumba served as a gunner with the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. He received the military's third-highest decoration Thursday during a Veteran's Day ceremony in the U.S. territory.

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KEYWORDS: 1stcav; army; firstcavalry; iadrang; puertorico; silverstar; vietnam; vietnamwar
It took almost the same time for LTC Bruce Crandall to get his Medal of Honor for the same action and that was only after the book and movie We Were Soldiers popularized the battle.
1 posted on 11/11/2010 12:36:56 PM PST by cll
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Puerto Rico Ping! Please Freepmail me if you want on or off the list.

2 posted on 11/11/2010 12:38:09 PM PST by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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