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Forgotten War Vets To Be Honored In Statewide Ceremony

Nov 30, 2015
SD Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans of what’s often called the forgotten war are being honored in Pierre in January.   Leaders of the country of South Korea are issuing medals to American veterans who served in the Korean War. In South Dakota hundreds of veterans across the state will receive medals simultaneously in conjunction with a ceremony in the capitol rotunda.

Lakota Man Awarded Carnegie Hero Medal

Oct 13, 2014
Courtesy Carnegie Hero Fund Commission

A Native American man and a non-Native teen who gave their lives trying to save a small boy from the swirling waters of the Big Sioux River have been posthumously awarded the Carnegie Hero Medal. The recognition is a prestigious honor that isn’t bestowed upon many.