On Thursday, Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) will present three military service medals earned by fallen Vietnam Navy sailor Jim Kerr from San Luis Obispo and his family. Jim died in a Vietnam War shipwreck in the South China Sea in 1969. Fred Kerr, Jim’s brother, will accept the posthumously awarded medals on behalf of his brother and their family. Capps will present Fred with two medals awarded to Jim – the National Defense Service Medal and the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon. She will also present two Gold Star Lapels – a recognition given to family members—awarded to Fred Kerr and to their mother Fern, who passed away on Thanksgiving Day of this year.
“I am honored to be presenting these long overdue medals to the Kerr family,” Capps said. “Jim Kerr bravely served ou Read More »