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Editorial: Medal of Honor for Sioux veteran


"A huge hurdle has been overcome in a long effort to fully recognize Master Sgt. Woodrow Keeble.

With a recommendation from Secretary of the Army Francis Harvey, the decision on whether Keeble is awarded the Medal of Honor now is in the hands of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. If Rumsfeld agrees, it goes to President Bush.

There really shouldn't be any question. Even though Keeble died in 1982 - and his acts of bravery were during the Korean War - Keeble fully deserves the medal and deserves to be the first Sioux Indian to receive it."

Get the Story:
Editorial: Keeble's service, valor merit Medal of Honor (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 6/13)

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