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Vietnam Vet receives medals 48 years after warVietnam Vet  ...
Vietnam Vet receives medals 48 years after war

Members of Team Scott salute Vietnam Veteran and retired Army Sgt. Cecil Wade as he leads a formation of Combat Vets Motorcycle Association and Patriot Guard riders April 22 at SAFB. Wade led the formation to a ceremony, where he was awarded the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal with Valor and a second bronze star device for his Vietnam Service Medal. The ceremony was spearheaded by friends and fellow riders, Master Sgts. John and Brenda Roskom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Fowler)
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Retired Army SGT. Cecil Wade sits on his motorcycle April 22, 2016, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Wade is now involved with the Patriot Guard. He is also a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. (Air Force photo by Airman Gwendalyn Smith)
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Vietnam Vet receives medals 48 years after war

Retired Army SGT. Cecil Wade sits on his motorcycle April 22, 2016, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Wade is now involved with the Patriot Guard. He is also a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. (Air Force photo by Airman Gwendalyn Smith)
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Retired Army SGT. Cecil Wade gives a short speech after receiving three Medals for his brave acts in Vietnam April 22, 2016 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. During his speech Wade said, "Today has been quite a day ... I'm the lucky one. So many did not come home." (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith)
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Army Col. Kevin Lynch presents Retired Army SGT. Cecil Wade with an Army Commendation Medal April 22, 2016 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Wade was originally presented the Army Commendation Medal and Vietnam Service Medal when he returned from Vietnam. Since then the Department of the Army made the decision to add Valor to his Commendation Medal and another bronze star to his Vietnam Medal. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith)
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Army Col. Kevin Lynch presents Cecil Wade with a Purple Heart Medal, April 22, 2016 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, for injuries he received during Vietnam War. Wade was injured in Vietnam after jumping out of a helicopter he was forced to evacuate. He landed on one side and injured one of his legs critically. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith)
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Army Col. Kevin Lynch presents Cecil Wade with a Purple Heart Medal, April 22, 2016 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, for injuries he received during Vietnam War. Wade was injured in Vietnam after jumping out of a helicopter he was forced to evacuate. He landed on one side and injured one of his legs critically. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith)
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Army Col. Kevin Lynch presents Cecil Wade with a Purple Heart Medal, April 22, 2016 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, for injuries he received during Vietnam War. Wade was injured in Vietnam after jumping out of a helicopter he was forced to evacuate. He landed on one side and injured one of his legs critically. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith)
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A crowd of people watch and wait for Retired Army SGT. Wade to be presented his Purple Heart. The Purple Heart is a combat medal awarded to members of the armed forces who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith)
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Retired Army SGT. Cecil Wade and Army Col. Kevin Lynch, wait for the presentation listen to a speech given about Wade’s brave actions in Vietnam, April 22, 2016 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Wade left his bunker while under intense enemy fire to reach a forward command post lead by his platoon leader. Without hesitation or concern for his own safety, Wade and his friend “Mouse” moved through the enemy fire to retrieve more ammunition for his comrades, then continued to defend the perimeter until the enemy’s attack was successfully repulsed. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith)
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Army Col. Kevin Lynch, gives opening remarks during a ceremony April 22, 2016 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Lynch presented Retired Army SGT. Cecil Wade with three medals: The Army Commendation Medal with Valor, a second bronze star device for his Vietnam Service Medal, and a Purple Heart for wounds received in combat against an armed enemy of the United States. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith)
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Retired Army SGT. Cecil Wade’s family wait to see Wade presented with his medals flag April 22, 2016 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Wade was originally presented the Army Commendation Medal and Vietnam Service Medal when he returned from Vietnam. Since then the Department of the Army made the decision to add Valor to his Commendation Medal and another bronze star to his Vietnam Medal. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith)
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