Bronze Star

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Friends and family to deceased war veteran Corporal Robert J. Smith gathered in West Seneca Sunday morning to recognize him for his contributions during the Vietnam War.

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A local veteran who served in World War II has been awarded the French Legion of Honor medal.

Eighty-seven year old Joseph Consiglio of Kenmore received the medal at a ceremony at Old Fort Niagara. The medal was presented by Consul Pascal Soares from the French Consulate in Buffalo to honor Consiglio's work as a medic with the 75th Division.

The soldier also earned the Bronze Star for risking his life to treat his injured comrades during battle.