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story.lead_photo.caption Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --07/05/13-- Ron Tribell of Greers Ferry shares some private words with his sister June Tribell-Tarkington of North Little Rock as they look at the five military medals, including a Bronze Star, that their father 1Sgt. George William Tribell (Ret.), who died in 1982, was awarded posthumously at the state Capitol in Little Rock on Friday. Their father served from 1921 to 1943 as an army engineer, but never received the medals as he was on a medical convalescence and then retired due to his injuries. - Photo by Rick McFarland

He remembers sitting on grandpa’s knee as a little boy, learning of the man’s exploits in Australia and New Guinea at the height of World War II. And then later hearing about the retired Army veteran’s early days when he stood guard at the funeral of World War I’s Unknown Soldier in 1921.

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Arkansas, Pages 9 on 07/06/2013

Print Headline: Late Army vet honored with medal ceremony

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