Fort Hood honors Korean and Vietnamese vet with long-awaited medals | Herald of Fort Hood


More than half a century after retiring from the military, a Vietnam veteran received a long-awaited presentation of three medals inside III Armored Corps and Fort Hood headquarters on July 14.

Retired 1st Sgt. DW Kieff, now 95 and residing in Harker Heights, with his wife Linda, retired from the Army at Fort Lewis, Washington in January 1969. At the time of his retirement, he had never been awarded the Medal service from the Republic of Vietnam, nor the Bronze Star Medal he earned in 1967. His Korean Service Medal, or mention of his tour of Korea, was also missing from his retirement discharge form. , or DC 214.

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