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Vietnam veteran finally gets medal

Senator awards PB man with Purple Heart after 47 years

By John Worthen

This article was published August 21, 2015 at 3:15 a.m.

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U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., presents Melvin Fields, 68, of Pine Bluff with the Purple Heart on Thursday for injuries he suffered during Army service in Vietnam in 1968.

Melvin Fields, 68, of Pine Bluff describes what he felt after being hit with an artillery round in Vietnam in 1968 as he sits with his grandchildren T...

Melvin Fields went back to war and came home again Thursday morning -- if only in his mind. But this time, he walked away with a hard-earned medal that was never given to him 47 years ago.

Melvin Fields, 68, of Pine Bluff describes what he felt after being hit with an artillery round in Vietnam in 1968 as he sits with his grandchildren T...

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mitchstoner says... August 21, 2015 at 11:02 p.m.

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