French Medal of Honor

Dakota Life - 02/03/2006

"South Dakotans have long been renowned for their dedicated military service. During World War Two, more than 68,000 South Dakota men and women served in the armed forces. Rapid City native Richard Hedden was one of those brave young men. During Richar?s Tour of Duty, he found himself in an extremely perilous situation, with only his ingenuity to get to him through. Richard rose to the challenge- and recently received Franc?s version of the Congressional Medal of Honor.


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