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Monday, January 16, 2017
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Last Modified: Thursday, February 21, 2013 1:09 PM

FOR THE RECORD

Army 1st Lt. Douglas B. Fournet is the recipient of the Medal of Honor, the military’s highest decoration, for his actions in the Vietnam War.

Although a plaque unveiled Monday at Fournet’s grave and several veterans the American Press spoke to referred to it as the Congressional Medal of Honor, the official name is simply the Medal of Honor.

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