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Friday, September 20, 2013

Vietnam veterans get medals for heroic actions

Brigadier Gen. James Bierman, left, presents the Silver Star to Joe Cordileone, right, during a ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Friday in San Diego. Bierman and Robert Moffatt were honored Friday, 46 years after the two fought North Vietnamese army troops on a jungle hillside and saw 75 percent of their unit killed or wounded.