A medal presentation was held Jan. 16 at the Van Buren Public Library. Steve Gray presented the medals to the surviving spouses of two deceased veterans.
Jewell Trent (right) received medals for her husband, Kenneth Eugene Trent. He served in the Army from 1948 through 1952. He received the Bronze Star, Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Star and one Silver Service Star, Combat Infantryman Badge First Award, United Nations Service Medal and Expert Badge with Carbine Bar.
Madelene Russell (left) received medals for her husband, Albert Russell. He served in the Army from 1965 through 1967. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation and Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Bar.