A ceremony honoring veterans Ted James Mitan and Clifford John Haug served to present widows with medals earned in the military by their late husbands. State Senator Bill Haine was on hand, after a similar event last fall sparked interest to do this again. The medals were presented at the Foxes Grove Supportive Living Community in Wood River.
Haine (D-Alton) tells The Big Z it was an enjoyable ceremony.
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The Illinois Patriot Guard and Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs also played a role in getting the medals to the families. Ted James Mitan's wife and daughter were presented with both the Occupation Medal and the National Defense Service Medal for his service. The wife and daughter of Clifford John Haug were presented with two Bronze Stars and the Good Conduct Medal.