A Vietnam War veteran finally was awarded the Purple Heart he deserved.
Retired Army Command Sergeant Major Simon Ramos was injured back in 1962 as he trained Vietnamese troops. He and his group were attacked by enemy grenades. His arm was seriously injured and he eventually made it to Walter Reed Hospital near Washington, D.C. Shrapnel just missed a crucial artery.
The Conyers resident later went on to serve in Korea, but was never recognized for his injuries in Vietnam.
The Purple Heart is an honor for soldiers wounded and killed in service. But his medical records were not properly preserved, so no medal was awarded.
Rep. Hank Johnson helped to make sure that he got the recognition he deserved after over 60 years.
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