Afton Man Awarded Medals for Service in Vietnam
CRESTON, Iowa- Senator Joni Ernst held an award medal ceremony for a man who concluded his service in Vietnam. Bob Mitchell, of Afton served as a machine gunner in Vietnam, he served from 1969 to 1971. “The first metal it is being awarded today is pretty significant this is the bronze star,” said Ernst. “I’m sorry that’s been 50 years but, the Bronze Star is awarded to individuals who are serving in the United States Armed Forces in a combat theater, distinguished themselves with outstanding achievement or by meritorious service.”