A Vietnam War Veteran today (Saturday) received numerous medals he had earned but never received following his tour of duty.
Congressman Steve King Presents Medals to Vietnam Veteran Robert Rohlfsen
Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King, from Kiron, presented the medals to Robert Rohlfsen, of Early. Rohlfsen served in the Army as a pilot and Warrant Officer.
In a statement, King said “Today I was reminded of the strength and courage that our veterans exemplify. Robert Rohlfsen said he received these medals in honor of ‘those who were not as lucky as he was’.” King said Rohlfsen “Is an example of the selfless character our veterans exhibit each day, and is a great reminder of why they deserve our utmost respect and gratitude.”
Among the nine medals Rohlfsen received, was the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Air Medal with Numeral 58, Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Stars, and the National Defense Service medal.