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KEN STEPHENS UNCLES....RATS OF TOBRUK HEROES JOHN AND ARCHIE BOYES... CAN NOW FINALLY REST IN PEACE

THE BOYES BROTHERS WERE REFUSED THEIR SECOND WORLD WAR SERVICE MEDALS AFTER THEY WERE DISCHARGED. THE ARMY SAID THEY WERE INCORRIGIBLE...THEY WERE CERTAINLY RASCALS....BUT WHEN IT CAME TO FIGHTING THE ENEMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND TOBRUK....THEY WERE NO COWARDS...

THEY WENT TO THEIR GRAVES FEELING ASHAMED... RECEIVING NO RECOGNITION...... BUT THEIR NEPHEW...A VIETNAM VETERAN HIMSELF.. WAS DETERMINED TO RIGHT THE TERRIBLE WRONG

TODAY TONIGHT HAS FOLLOWED KEN'S BATTLE FOR JUSTICE ....EVENTUALLY AN APPEAL TO THE DEFENCE HONORS AWARDS TRIBUNAL NOT ONLY RESULTED IN THE FIVE MEDALS BEING AWARDED TO EACH BROTHER...IT'S NOW RESULTED IN AN INQUIRY TO BE HELD WHICH WILL DETERMINE HOW MANY OTHER SERVICEMEN WERE WRONGLY DENIED THEIR MEDALS...

WHEN THE MEDALS ARRIVED TODAY....KEN COULDN'T CONTAIN HIS JOY AT THE FINAL VINDICATION FOR HIS FAMILY...WHICH HAS A LONG AND ILLUSTRIOUS MILITIARY TRADITION

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