Vitter helps Central La. military veteran receive war medals

Photo courtesy Office for U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.)
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 9:07pm

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) today announced that Retired Corporal Matthew Clyde Brossette of Ball, La. was presented with war medals he earned serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Vitter’s staff presented him the medals and a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in his honor during a ceremony today at Camp Beauregard.

“It’s a great honor to help Cpl. Brossette receive the recognition he deserves. Cpt. Brossette and all others who have served our country deserve this gratitude,” Vitter said.

Cpl. Brossette was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, Bronze and Silver Star attachment, and United Nations Service Medal. He served in the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1952.

He was joined by his wife Gladys and Major General Glen Curtis at the ceremony.

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