South Bend Tribune/JAMES BROSHER Christina Herman, left, hugs her father, Gordon Oeming, after reading a poem about his service during the Vietnam War on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Silverbrook Manor in Niles, Mich. Herman advocated for her father to receive several service medals that he earned fighting as a volunteer in the war. U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., pinned the medals to Oeming's uniform.
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