FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/January 18, 2017
JACE OLDFIELD IS CITY'S JANUARY VETERAN OF THE MONTH
RAPID CITY--Jace Oldfield, who joined the United States Army the day after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and served nearly 13 years including tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, is Rapid City's Veteran of the Month for January.
Oldfield was honored at Tuesday night's City Council meeting. The monthly recognition is a partnership between the City of Rapid City and the Veterans Coordination Commission.
During his service career, Oldfield worked in Military Police Investigations. Wounded in service, Oldfield has experienced four spinal surgeries and works through the challenges of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and shares his story to empower and enrich the lives of other wounded veterans. He is a member of the Wounded Warrior Project Alumni Program and volunteers his Fridays to read stories to the fifth graders at South Park Elementary School.
During his service career, Oldfield received the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two stars, Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), Army Achievement Medal (2nd Award), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Global War on Terrorism Medal (2nd Award), and the Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star.
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