Office of Congresswoman Shea-Porter - Shea-Porter to Present Long-Overdue Medals

Dover, NH - Tomorrow afternoon, Thursday, October 30, at 2:30 PM, Congresswoman Shea-Porter will host a formal medal presentation ceremony for a veteran who served in both the National Guard and Air Force during the 1950s.

Mr. Morton Leary, now aged 76, enlisted in the National Guard in 1949. He was honorably discharged in July of 1950 and joined the U.S. Air Force the same month. On June 1, 1952 he attained the rank of Airman First Class. He was assigned to the 28th Air Police Squadron and deployed in Germany and England, where he served in the Civilian Investigative Division. Mr. Leary was honorably discharged in August 1953 and re-entered the National Guard in October 1953, where he remained until 1956.

Mr. Leary contacted Congresswoman Shea-Porter's office on October 1 to request the medals he earned for his service but never received. He earned the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal for his service. He is also entitled to the Sharpshooter Badge w/Carbine Bar and Machine Bar, but that medal is no longer provided by the U.S. Government.


Who: Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter Mr. Morton Leary

What: Medal Presentation Ceremony

When: Thursday, October 30, 2008
2:30 - 3:00 PM

Where: Office of Congresswoman Shea-Porter
104 Washington Street, Dover, NH