Richard Verheyen, a U.S. Army veteran with Kewaunee County ties, finally got some overdue honors for his service. Verheyen served during the Korean War as an army nuclear weapons specialist. When he left active duty in 1985, He served as a drill sergeant with the Army Ready Reserve in Kewaunee and served during Operation Desert Storm. It was only by chance that he learned he was eligible for ten different citations including the National Defense Service medal.
Verheyen received his medals during a brief ceremony at U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher's office in De Pere.