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Vietnam veteran from Illinois receives medals

DIXON, Ill. (AP) -- A northern Illinois veteran has received his military medals more than 40 years after the war in Vietnam.

The Telegraph in Dixon reports that 63-year-old Leonard "Len" Saunders of Polo was presented with the medals on Monday. U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger presented him with a Purple Heart and the Army Commendation with Valor. About 20 of Saunders' family and friends were in attendance at the American Legion in Dixon.

Saunders said afterward that the presentation meant a lot to him.

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