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Larson Presents Bristol Vietnam Veteran with Service Medals

November 5, 2018
Press Release

Bristol, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) presented Bristol resident and U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Gary Wycko with his service medals. Wycko served during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1968. Larson presented Wycko with his Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service medal with one Bronze Campaign Star and the Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Color with palm and frame) ribbon bar.

“The Vietnam War reminds us of the distinction between the warrior and the war,” said Larson. “Vietnam veterans served our country bravely and sacrificed greatly for our freedom, but came home to a public largely indifferent to their struggles. We must never let that happen again. Veterans, like Gary Wycko exemplify the meaning of service. I was honored to present Mr. Wycko with his medals today and to express gratitude on behalf of our nation.”