Bill to award medal to Sisseton-Wahpeton vet

Senators from North Dakota and South Dakota have introduced a bill to award the Medal of Honor to Woodrow Wilson Keeble, a member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe who fought in World War II and the Korean War.

Keeble, who died in 1982, received the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the Silver Star and the Distinguished Service Cross award. Senators say his bravery during the Korean War also merits the Medal of Honor.

But to award the medal, the Pentagon says it needs Congressional action because a certain deadline has passed. The bill would authorize President Bush to issue the award.

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