RIPR News
10:18 am
Mon April 18, 2011

Belated recognition for local WWII soldier

Providence, RI – A Warwick man who served in the Pacific during World War Two is receiving belated recognition today. Edmond Vient lost the medals he earned when his basement flooded a few years ago. He asked Congressman Jim Langevin for replacements. Langevin not only got the ones he lost but a couple he earned but never received. Langevin says he takes great pleasure in honoring our nation's veterans.

"This is the generation that saved the world," Langevin said. "So many of them left their lives, volunteered for service in the military at a very difficult time in the nation's history, served, defended the country. And then when their service was over they went back to their lives. Weren't looking for any glory or medals."

Vient says he wants the medals to leave to his daughter.

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