Iowa Congressman Steve King made a special stop in Sioux City this Memorial Day to honor two fallen Veterans.
Congressman King presented military medals to Mrs. Dollie Hodges at the Monahan-Nelson American Legion Post 64 Monday morning.
The medals were earned by Hodges late-husband Richard Hodges who served in World War 2, and her late-son Rodger Hodges who served in the Vietnam War.
Staff Sergeant Richard C. Hodges was an Airplane Armorer-Gunner in Air force during World War 2.
Richard Hodges earned four medals for his service:
Air Medal with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, a Good Conduct Medal, an American Campaign Medal, and a European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars.
Specialist Roger D. Hodges was awarded five medals for his service in the Army during the Vietnam War.
The medals were a National Defense Service Medal, a Vietnam Service Medal with a Quadruple Bronze Star Attachment, Expert Badge and Auto Rifle Bar, Sharpshooter Badge and Rifle Bar, and a Ranger Tab.
Mrs. Dollie Rodgers says her family has been waiting a very long time for these honors.
"It was very nice, we really appreciate it, my sons and I both we have waited a long time for this…"Dollie Hodges