Perry veteran honored by Governor

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(KAIR)--Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, on Wednesday, met with the Governor's Military Council and hosted a ceremony proclaiming the day as Armed Forces Appreciation Day and Vietnam War Veterans Day, complete with recognition for two, including one veteran from Jefferson County.

Kelly, during the ceremony, honored Nobel Lathrom of Perry, and Philip Preston of Olathe, with the Kansas Vietnam Veteran Medallion. Lathrom served as a Sergeant Combat Engineer in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from April 1969 to April 1970. Preston was a Sergeant Security Force-Cobra Team in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from March 1966 to December 1969.

A release from the Governor's office explains that “the Military Council members hail from across the state and discuss how to improve the quality of life for military members, veterans, and their families.”

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