West Almond Veteran Receives Pair of Service Medals

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 13, 2011 at 12:59 PM EDT

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West Almond Veteran Receives Pair of Service Medals

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 13, 2011 at 12:59 PM EDT

Olean, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- More than 45 years after serving aboard the USS Oriskany in the Vietnam War, U.S. Navy veteran and West Almond resident Gary Clark was recently awarded two service medals for his wartime service.

Clark, a former Petty Officer 3rd Class, was presented the Vietnam Service Medal and the Navy Unit Commendation by New York State Senator Catharine Young during a ceremony on June 10.