Medal of Honor Recipient Speaks at Freeport Area Chamber of Commerce Dinner

FREEPORT (WIFR) -- More than 400 business men and women from the Freeport area celebrate a successful year.

Thursday was the annual Chamber of Commerce dinner. Five local businesses were honored with awards before attendees heard from another award winner.

The keynote speaker was Sammy Davis, who is one of the 76 living Medal of Honor award recipients. Davis received the medal for his heroism in the Vietnam War when he saved the lives of three fellow soldiers.

"The business community obviously supports those veterans and those that are in the war. They touch everybody, every family," Kim Grimes, Freeport Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, said.

Local veterans were also invited tonight and had the chance to meet Davis.


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