New bill hopes to help families of Wisconsin veterans receive service medals

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Lawmakers hope a new bill being introduced in Wisconsin will help family members honor their veteran ancestors and family.

The bipartisan bill was introduced Tuesday by Rep. Ron Kind. It’s known as the Honoring Our Heroes Act, which allows family members within four generations to a veteran to apply for replacement medals, once all immediate family have passed away.

Kind says the bill comes after an Eau Claire County resident reached out to him about having problems getting her great-uncle's purple heart.



 
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