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While fellow members of VFW Post 1003 Color Guard hold the flags and Tom Ward, background facing this way, reads about the significance of each of the medals, Bob Jordan pins one of three bronze medals to Vernon Sievert’s shirt Wednesday during a brief ceremony in the dining hall in St. Joseph’s Bluffs.

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Soldier gets his medals 67 years later

After World War II, Vernon Sievert went about his life like many other veterans. The Ashland native reintegrated into civilian life, earned a degree, took a job and started a family with his wife.

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