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Bishop awards Vietnam vet

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A Vietnam Veteran who should have been honored for his service years ago finally got the recognition he and his unit deserved. 

Clyde Bartlett served as a Staff Sergeant in an artillery battalion during the Vietnam War. Today Congressman Sanford Bishop pinned on the Presidential Unit Citation approved for his unit in 2007.

Bartlett said the men in his unit didn't know they were eligible for the citation. He says even now, it's tough to talk about the war and his fellow soldiers who didn't make it home.

"It is real hard to talk about. I don't even think anybody, that I even talked about Vietnam until probably five or ten years after I came home, yeah, that was a pretty big battle a lot of people died, a lot of people don't know about it, this units citation," Bartlett said.

The commander of Bartlett's unit recently received the honor in Louisiana. The unit was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for their participation in Operation Apache Snow.

They were recognized for showing gallantry and determination in accomplishing the mission under extremely difficult and hazardous conditions.

 

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