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Huizenga to Hold Medals Ceremony at Armed Forces Day Celebration in Muskegon Tomorrow

May 16, 2014



WASHINGTON, May 16 -- Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich. (2nd CD), issued the following news release:

Tomorrow, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) will celebrate Armed Forces Day by holding a medals ceremony for two West Michigan veterans at the LST 393 Veterans Museum in Muskegon. Edgar Hilton Hull of Kentwood will be recognized for his service during World War II and Ronald Jay Mokma of Holland will be recognized for his service during the Vietnam War.

Congressman Huizenga will be giving remarks at the Armed Forces Day Tribute at 2 pm with the medals ceremony starting at approximately 2:40 pm. The LST 393 is located at 560 Mart Street. Museum entry will be free on Saturday and the public is welcome to join in thanking these local heroes as well as other active and retired members of the military for their service to the nation.

Recipients:

WWII Veteran - Edgar Hilton Hull of Kentwood: United States Navy, United States Army, United States Coast Guard

Awards:

American Defense Service Medal (w/Fleet Clasp)

US Navy Honorable Discharge Button

Honorable Service Lapel Button (Ruptured Duck)

Navy Combat Action Ribbon

Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star

World War II Victory Medal

Vietnam Veteran - Ronald Jay Mokma of Holland: United States Army

Awards:

National Defense Service Medal

Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars

Combat Infantryman Badge 1st Award

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon w/Device (1960)

Expert Badge with Rifle Bar

Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar

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