Three Iowa Veterans were posthumously awarded France’s Highest Honor in aceremoney Wednesday. Relatives of Louis Junge of Keystone, Jess Raddaof Washington and Jehrias Houts of Mount Vernon were on hand in Keystone toaccept the award.Jack Hackett is the public information officer for the VeteransAdministration. Hackett says the French Consul General from Chicago was onhand to present the medals. He says there’s one more ceremoney later thismonth.Hackett says the Iowa vets are among hundreds nationwide to receive thehonor.Junge was a cook in the Medical Corps in France. Radda was a bugler inthe Army who later played taps at an estimated 700 funerals for veterans.Houts was a member of the infantry who saw action in five battles. All threemen were over 100 years old when they died.
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