Nixon Awards Veterans

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JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Nixon handed out awards Monday to five Jefferson City-area veterans. All the veterans incurred wounds, injuries, or illnesses while serving in combat areas.

The governor presented the Silver Star banners and certificates to:

-Tgst. Herbert Kuebler of Jefferson City, a combat medic who served in World War II

-Cpl. Steven Amick of Jefferson City, who served as a Marine in Vietnam

-Spec. Tom Umstattd of Lohman, served as an Army soldier in Vietnam

-Lt. Col. Mike Fayette of Jefferson City, who served in Iraq with the Missouri National Guard

-Maj. John Gillam who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan with the Missouri National Guard and the Army Reserve

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