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Korean War veteran finally receives medals

Youngstown News. July 25, 2011. Sunday was a special day for Donald Lariccia.

That's because more than a half-century after he'd earned them, the Austintown man finally received a cluster of medals for his service in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. They were presented to him at his Oak Trace home by U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, whose appearance was a surprise for Lariccia.

'Man oh man,' the affable 79-year-old honoree said of his reaction to seeing the congressman walk into his home. 'I was surprised out of my boots.'

And to top it off, he was surrounded by his family, which he unflinchingly said is the true source of his pride....
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Posted: Monday - July 25, 2011


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