Vietnam Veteran Receives Bronze Star Medal in Pottsville

POTTSVILLE -- A Vietnam veteran in Schuylkill County received some high recognition nearly 50 years after he left combat.

Lee Umlauf, 67, of Ashland, was presented with the Bronze Star as well as other military medals for his service with the army during the Vietnam war from 1969 to 1970.

U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright held the ceremony in his office in Pottsville.

Among those in attendance was Umlauf's wife of 45 years and other family members.

Umlauf says he never knew he was able to receive the Bronze Star for those 48 years after leaving Vietnam.

4 comments

  • Tickled Junk

    Pottsville is such a fine city…said only the slow to socially adjust Schuylkill Skookies! One step out of the county and they begin to soil themselves. Pottsville, what a dump full of only self-important schunts who are just a laugh to anyone that has to work with them

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