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Proud owner of silver star recipient's hat
retiredyank
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Arkansas, United States
Member Since: June 29, 2009
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Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 03:44 AM UTC
My dad(former EOD and proud) was sitting at a diner, in North Carolina. He was wearing one of his EOD hats. Just down the bar, sat a Vietnam veteran(also proudly displaying his hat). They talked a bit. It turns out, the veteran was a recipient of the silver star for his actions, in Vietnam(First Armored Division - Chu Lang). He offered to trade hats. I received his hat, yesterday along with a card that described his deployment and what he received the star for. I'm going to give it a good cleaning and place it alongside my builds.