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Rep. Paul Fitzwater, R-Potosi, stands next to the artwork of Tom Seematter, a Vietnam veteran who served as the inspiration behind proposed legislation to recognize Missouri's Vietnam veterans.

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State representative wants to honor service of Missouri's Vietnam vets

Call him a victim of inspiration or a legislator simply responding to the concerns of his constituents, freshman state Rep. Paul Fitzwater, R-Potosi, is on a mission to ensure that Vietnam veterans receive the official recognition they have long been denied.

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