Central Texas Vietnam Veteran to be Awarded Purple Heart and Bronze Star for Valor

FORT HUD, TexasKWTX)- Army leaders with III Armored Corps and Fort Hood will formally present John Footman, a Vietnam veteran from central Texas, with the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for valor.

The award ceremony will take place on January 11 at 11:00 at the headquarters of the III armored corps “Western Atrium”, house 1001.

Footman, who served in the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam and retired after 20 years of service, will officially receive these awards for his service in the Vietnam War.

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the military who have been wounded or killed in action.

The Bronze Star “For Valor” is awarded to military personnel for heroic service in combat operations against enemy forces.

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