- Associated Press - Saturday, April 18, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) - A Vietnam veteran and the family of a World War II veteran who died in 2007 were presented with overdue military medals in a ceremony in Cincinnati.

Vietnam veteran Ernest Stevenson received the Purple Heart and five other medals in the Friday ceremony at Cincinnati City Hall. Ohio’s Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley presented the medals to Stevenson. They also presented seven medals to the family of World War II veteran Donald May.

Stevenson was born in Stanford, Kentucky, in 1944 and now lives in Cincinnati. He served in the Army from 1967 through 1969. He earned the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Vietnam.

May served in the Army from 1942 through 1945. The Swamp Ranch, Kentucky, native later moved to Ohio.



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