Korean war veteran receives citations 60 years after his service, shares stories behind his medals

Posted 3/8/13

Joseph R. Medeiros, a Bristol native, keeps a cardboard-framed photo of a smiling 21-year-old soldier who battled in the Korean War more than 60 years ago. It’s one of the few mementos he kept from his days in the military.

He’s also …

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