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Ernest C. Brace awarded Purple Heart and POW Medals

Ernest C. Brace stands during a ceremony where he received the Purple Heart and Prisoner-of-War Medals at Kingsley Air Force Base here, Aug. 16, 2013. Brace, a Marine in the Korean War era, was awarded the medals for his time as the longest-held civilian POW in the Vietnam War. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Marcin Platek/Released)

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This work, Ernest C. Brace awarded Purple Heart and POW Medals [Image 3 of 3], by Cpl Marcin Platek, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.16.2013

Date Posted:08.22.2013 17:07

Photo ID:1001057



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