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East Texas veteran gets replacements for medals lost in fire

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

The long wait is over for an East Texas Korean War veteran who lost his medals and decorations in a fire over 30 years ago.

80-year-old Tommy Burns of Longview lost his home and all his marine corps decorations and medals from the Korean War in a fire at his Oklahoma home 34 years ago.

His family and a group of local veterans worked together to go through records and surprised him today by replacing his medals.

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