Arkansas Online:

By Brian Fanney

Forty-seven years after Army Sgt. William Eugene Ballew was critically wounded in Vietnam, his family received the Purple Heart and 10 other medals he was awarded.

Ballew was honored alongside aviation radioman 2nd class Joe Calvin Hays and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Arthur Tyrone Haviland at a ceremony organized by U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark. The ceremony for all three men -- now deceased -- was held in the Old Supreme Court Chamber at the state Capitol.

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