Rapid City Vietnam veteran honored posthumously - KOTA Territory News

Rapid City Vietnam veteran honored posthumously


A Rapid City Vietnam War Veteran is posthumously honored Friday.

Friends and family gathered at senator Tim Johnson's Rapid City office today where he presented 13 medals to the family of Clayton Bauer.

Bauer passed away in February of 2012 having served a total of more than 20 years in both the Air Force and Army.

Among the medals received today were the Bronze Star, Valorous Unit Award and the Army Commendation Medal.

Senator Johnson was instrumental in having Bauer's contributions formally recognized.

He stressed the importance of paying the proper respect to the nation's heroes.

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