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Korean War vet gets belated honors in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -

A veteran who served with a mostly Puerto Rican regiment in the Korean War is getting some belated appreciation from the U.S. military.

Former Army Cpl. Luis Ramos has received a Bronze Star nearly 60 years after leaving the service. Ramos served in the Korean War with the famed 65th Infantry Regiment. The mostly Puerto Rican unit fought in some of the bloodiest battles of the war. Its troops earned hundreds of commendations.

But somehow the Army neglected Ramos, a Puerto Rico native who has since settled in Coral Springs, Florida. His son contacted the military and the oversight was corrected Friday in a ceremony in the Puerto Rican capital attended by more than a dozen surviving members of the 65th Infantry Regiment. Ramos says he's honored despite the delay.

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