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Metter soldier to get medal, finally
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The Silver Star
Nearly 45 years after he died in battle, Metter's Oscar Barker, Jr. will receive the nation's third highest military honor during a ceremony Monday afternoon. Specialist Barker was killed in Vietnam on Nov. 16, 1965, but not before he helped save Sgt. John Eade in a battle that later became the basis for the movie "We Were Soldiers," starring Mel Gibson. Posthumously, Barker will be awarded the Silver Star.
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