Bio: Apfel, Sgt. Richard A. (Military Notes - 1970)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Apfel, Gerhardt
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/26/1970
Apfel, Sgt. Richard A. (Military Notes - 1970)
Sgt. Richard A. Apfel, son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Apfel, Rt. 2 Neillsville, received the Army Commendation Medal during ceremonies near Cu Chi, Vietnam February 1. Presenting the award was Major Igor D. Gerhardt. Sgt. Apfel earned the award for meritorious service as an operations noncommissioned officer in Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division. He entered the Army in August 1968, completed basic training at Ft. Campbell, Ky., and arrived overseas in August 1969. A 1965 graduate of Neillsville High School, the 22-year-old sergeant also attended the Wisconsin State Universities at Platteville and Eau Claire.
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