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Elgin man receives Silver Star after 46 years

Posted: June 18, 2013 4:00 p.m.
Updated: June 19, 2013 5:00 a.m.

One December morning in 1967 during the Vietnam war, an armored personnel carrier with three American soldiers was attacked with rocket propelled grenades. A then 19-year-old Joseph Tate, who was serving as a medic in the infantry unit, pulled the men out. He didn’t think twice about it.


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