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American Legion Dedicates Room to Nick Bacon

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An Arkansas native who served during the Vietnam War is being remembered this weekend for his service to our country and state.


Saturday a crowd turned out at American Legion Post One in Little Rock for the Nick Bacon Memorial Room Dedication Ceremony.


Staff Sergeant Bacon was the last living Congressional Medal of Honor recipient from the State of Arkansas prior to his death in 2010.  He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat.


His son was on hand Saturday for the ceremony which included the unveiling of his father's portrait.


Staff Sgt. James Bacon said, "It just keeps making it harder to fill the boots, but it's great. It's an honor for the family. To see old family, friends and being back into the state of Arkansas."


Staff Sgt. Nick Bacon served as director of the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs and help establish the Arkansas Veterans Cemetery as well as the Arkansas Veterans Coalition.