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Vietnam veteran Amos Cook awarded a Purple Heart

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A former marine was honored today for his dedication and service to our country.

"I never really thought this many people would come out, The County Executive and all, I really appreciate it."

Vietnam War veteran Amos Cook was awarded A Purple Heart. The medal is given to members of the military who are wounded during combat.

Amos tells us he turned down a Purple Heart when he was serving because he said he'd rather get the medal after finishing his tour. 

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