Utah Vietnam veteran awarded the Purple Heart

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SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah) – A Utah veteran received a special honor from Senator Mike Lee Friday afternoon when he was awarded the Purple Heart.

Scott Shupe of Midway, Utah received the medal for his services during the Vietnam War. Senator Lee and his staff worked closely with the army liaison office to ensure that Shupe received this well-deserved honor for his service and the injuries he received during combat.

“He understood what we understand today which is that Scott you have earned this and you have a deeply grateful country,” said Senator Mike Lee, (R-Utah).

The event served to highlight Shupe’s sacrifice and service to commemorate Vietnam War Veterans Day.

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