Sen. Grassley presents medals to Vietnam vet

(ABC 6 News) – Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Thursday presented several medals to a Vietnam veteran.

Mr. Thomas William Johnson, from Greene, Iowa, served in Battery A, 7th Battalion, 15th Artillery for the U.S. Army from December 1969 to March 1971.

Grassley presented Johnson with the the Army Commendation Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with Device (1960) and the Expert Badge with Rifle Bar.

“It was an honor to present these medals to Thomas Johnson for his act of bravery and service in the Vietnam War. His courage to put his life on the line in the defense of our nation’s freedom deserves proper recognition. As a nation, we owe Mr. Johnson a debt of gratitude,” said Grassley.