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September 14, 2022

King’s Office Presents South Bristol Veteran Unreceived Medals for Honorable Service

AUGUSTA, ME – Today, a Constituent Service Representative for U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) presented South Bristol resident and U.S. Army veteran Michael Cunningham unreceived medals from his service in Vietnam. Mr. Cunningham served in the Army from 1969-1971 including in combat in Vietnam and Cambodia where he earned high honors for his valor and exemplary service.  

Senator King’s Constituent Service Representative provides Michael Cunningham his service medals

“Michael Cunningham served his nation with bravery, valor, and distinction. The medals he earned are a testament to this extraordinary service, and an important physical representation of the debt of gratitude he is owed by all Americans,” said Senator King. “I’m deeply grateful for Michael’s service, and glad we could award him the medals he earned.”

Michael Cunningham received the following medals for his service:

  • Bronze Star Medal with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Air Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars
  • Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon

Mr. Cunningham earned the medals in the Vietnam War, but did not receive them until today due a shortage of medals available in Vietnam. 

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