Senator Crapo to present to Idahoan during Burley ceremony
Burley - An Idaho veteran who served in Vetnam and Korea will receive his overdue medals of valor during a ceremony Saturday in Burley. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will present nine medals, including the National Defense Service Medal, to Dan Wayment, during the event at the Veterans of Foreign War Hall.
Mr. Wayment was born in 1943 in North Carolina, into a military family. His first tour in Korea was extended due to the Cuban Missile Crisis. He spent much of his time there on the DMZ, the zone between North and South Korea. He then served his country in the Vietnam conflict at Phan Rang and the Long Binh military installation. After military service, Mr. Wayment worked in the Federal Protective Service and in Child Protective Services in New Hampshire. He has since retired in Idaho.
Crapo and his staff worked with Army Human Resource Command to award the overdue medals for Mr. Wayment's military service. Crapo's office, and other Congressional offices, offer this service to many veterans in Idaho and around the nation.
Medal Presentation and Celebration of Service for Dan Wayment:
Saturday, February 20th
Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall
554 Hiland Avenue