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93-Year-Old OK Veteran Surprised With Bronze Star

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Bob Balch said a family member lost his medal about a decade ago. Bob Balch said a family member lost his medal about a decade ago.
When Congressman Jim Bridenstine's office heard what happened, they stepped in to replace the medal. When Congressman Jim Bridenstine's office heard what happened, they stepped in to replace the medal.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

A 93-year-old Oklahoma veteran has a Bronze Star again.

Bob Balch said a family member lost his medal about a decade ago.

When Congressman Jim Bridenstine's office heard what happened, they stepped in to replace the medal.

So, during a ceremony at University Village Friday, Bridenstine’s staff surprised him with four medals.

“I really didn't, I had no idea. It's been a wonderful surprise. Thank you for everything,” he said.

Balch said he was given the Bronze Star for helping save a wounded soldier during the Battle of the Bulge.

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