Maggie Beck / Union Democrat
It is the story of Alan Leeman that had me chose a photo of him holding his humanitarian service medal. Leeman fought for his country and his government refused to acknowledge his service until 2018, 40 years after his service.
(Aug. 18, 2018. Alan Leeman, 59, of Mi-Wuk, holds a humanitarian service medal from the U.S. Army for cleaning up atomic waste from nuclear testing sites on the Marshall Islands in the late 1970s. The medal was sent to him in the mail 40 years after his service.)