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Capito to present overdue medals to local veteran

May 24, 2002

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - U.S. Rep Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will visit the Eastern Panhandle Wednesday and present medals to a local veteran, offer a flag at an assembly at Hedgesville High School and tour a local business that is moving into a new facility.

At 11:15 a.m., Capito will take part in a veteran medal presentation at Eagle Intermediate School, 730 Eagle School Road, Martinsburg.

Chief Machinist Garnett L. Keisecome, a Pearl Harbor survivor from Berkeley County, has never received medals for his bravery and service in World War II. During an interview for a social studies project, Lauren Bartley, a student at Eagle Intermediate, discovered that Keisecome had not received his medals from the U.S. Government.

Lauren's father then contacted Capito, who will present the medals Wednesday at the school.

At 1 p.m., Capito will present a flag at a school assembly at Hedgesville High School.

At 2 p.m, she will tour Code Plus Components, 2394 Hedgesville Road, Martinsburg. Code Plus Components, which assembles tresses for local residential construction projects, will be expanding to a new facility this fall.

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