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Catherine Sardinha stands next to her father, Joseph Medeiros, after learning of his acts of heroism in Korea that earned him a Silver Star.

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

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

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 framed his Silver Star medal, which he received for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity,”

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