Kowall presents lapel pin to Vietnam veteran

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LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall, R-White Lake, (right) presented a Vietnam veteran lapel pin to retired U.S. Army soldier Gordon King (second from right) on Tuesday in the Senate chamber. King was joined by his wife Amy, his adult children and his grandchildren.

King was drafted into military service in 1970 and worked atomic demolition and munitions attached to the Mechanized 4th Infantry Division. He received medals for national defense and sharpshooting.

The symbolism attached to the Vietnam veteran lapel pin is significant. The pin honors all Vietnam veterans, whether they served in-country or in-theater or were stationed elsewhere during the Vietnam War period.

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Photo caption: Michigan Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall, R-White Lake, (right) in the Senate chamber with retired U.S. Army soldier and Vietnam veteran Gordon King (second from right), King’s wife Amy (in front of King), the Kings’ son Jimmy (left) and Jimmy’s wife Danielle (second from left). Kowall presented a Vietnam veteran lapel pin to King on Tuesday. Also pictured are the Kings’ grandchildren: Archer, Kyle, and Savannah Davis; Kylee and Shane King; and Ben, Brady, and Charlie Raymond.