Family Wants Military Medals For Tahl...

Family Wants Military Medals For Tahlequah Veteran

There are 14 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Sep 10, 2009, titled Family Wants Military Medals For Tahlequah Veteran. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

It was 1942 when a teenager from Hulbert went off to war, serving in Europe and the Pacific Theatre.

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pruerocket

Sand Springs, OK

#1 Sep 10, 2009
Are you serious. I have been in combat and i always recieved my medals and ribbons. The U.S. Army should have all this stuff on record. This man deserves his metals and should get them in a formal cermony from the Army.
AFWife

Las Vegas, NV

#2 Sep 10, 2009
They may want to contact a local DAV or VFW to get help but here are some links for information that may help. My father is missing his also and is trying to get them, I know it can be done as I met a woman who had got her husbands after he passed.

http://www.dav.org/
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/ind...
https://www.veteranmedals.army.mil/
Bodidly

United States

#3 Sep 10, 2009
Contact Senator Inholfes office I bet he could help get those medals

“RIP Eric Medlen FC#4 1973-2007”

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#4 Sep 10, 2009
I sure hope they are able to get this man his medals. It's a shame they have to go to such trouble to get what this gentleman rightly deserves. Thank you Mr. Rhodes for your service to our country.
TLF

Owasso, OK

#5 Sep 11, 2009
My dad fought in WWII as well and has recently passed. Before he passed I contacted the DAV and got a copy of all of his records and requested his medals. They sent me some of them but some they were out of stock or we were required to buy ourselves. This process did take sometime but it is something I will have for the rest of my life. I am now in the process of ordering the rest of his medals and just paying for them to be able to complete the set.
Tman

Tulsa, OK

#6 Sep 11, 2009
Yes--give this man everything he deserves
Jack

Muskogee, OK

#7 Sep 11, 2009
This man is my step-father. He is without a doubt as tough as they come. The reason he's never really pushed for his medals is because he told me that this country doesn't owe him anything. He said that he would do it again if he were younger and had the choice to do so. I only wish that I had that kind of grit. If only every other person, especially the younger generation, thought that way about our country it sure would be a better place.
Humbled

Shreveport, LA

#9 Sep 11, 2009
Jack wrote:
This man is my step-father. He is without a doubt as tough as they come. The reason he's never really pushed for his medals is because he told me that this country doesn't owe him anything. He said that he would do it again if he were younger and had the choice to do so. I only wish that I had that kind of grit. If only every other person, especially the younger generation, thought that way about our country it sure would be a better place.
Truer words have never been spoken. I'm often ashamed of my generation.
twocan

Tulsa, OK

#10 Sep 11, 2009
Mr. Rhodes and family, Thank you for giving me the freedom I enjoy everyday. I hope you get the medals that you so deserve!
a_moore

Tulsa, OK

#11 Sep 11, 2009
I feel so strongly about our elderly, especially our elderly veterans. They serve their country and contribute to our nation all of their lives, and they don't get what they rightly deserve most of the time. We, as a nation, should be ashamed of this.

He may not think he's a hero, but he sure is one to me. Thank you, Mr. Rhodes. I hope you get all of YOUR medals.
daughterofvietna mvet

Jenks, OK

#12 Sep 11, 2009
my dad was in nam for 2 tours was shot down 4 times in a helicopter and they tell me he does not deserve a purple heart. i have fought for this for years and still nothing. my dad said if he was able he would go and fight in this war cause he loves this country and to give his children the freedom they deserve. i just want what is owed to my dad. he is a wonderful man and has suffered pain everyday from his injuries of nam. i know what this family is going through
another VET

Tulsa, OK

#13 Sep 11, 2009
If you receive second awards for medals previously received, you receive the cluster only along with your orders. Not a completely new medal. Contact http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-ser... for additional information.
lone wolf

Haskell, OK

#14 Sep 16, 2009
After hearing this story on the News on 6 I wrote to both Boren and Corburn's office. I hope this will help.
Bodidly

United States

#15 Sep 16, 2009
lone wolf wrote:
After hearing this story on the News on 6 I wrote to both Boren and Corburn's office. I hope this will help.
Inholfe is on a committee in the Senate that might be able to help

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