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    Saturday, December 03, 2022

    Stonington war service veterans receive medals

    Veterans and others stand for the National Anthem Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, before the Connecticut Veterans’ Wartime Service Medal ceremony at Stonington High School. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Fred Burdick, Navy Seaman Fire Control Technician, right, shakes hands with Tom Saadi, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans after receiving his medal Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, during the Connecticut Veterans’ Wartime Service Medal ceremony at Stonington High School. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Doug Vandevander, a retired Navy Senior Chief Radioman, left, and his father-in-law Paul Willett, retired Navy 3rd Class Boatswain, chat Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, before the Connecticut Veterans’ Wartime Service Medal ceremony at Stonington High School. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    The Connecticut Veterans’ Wartime Service Medal that was given to veterans during a ceremony Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022 at Stonington High School. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Tom Saadi, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans speaks Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, during the Connecticut Veterans’ Wartime Service Medal ceremony at Stonington High School. Chaplain Cal Lord of the Stonington Police Department, who gave the invocation, listens in the background. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Veterans in Stonington received the Connecticut Veterans’ Wartime Service Medal Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, during a ceremony at Stonington High School.

    Approximately 140 people from Stonington applied and received the medal in person or by mail.

    The medal was established by former Gov. M. Jodi Rell and the Connecticut General Assembly in 2005. Tom Saadi, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans was the guest speaker on Thursday.

    The ceremony was hosted by State Senator Heather Somers, R-Groton.

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