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Nick Bacon, who received Medal of Honor for valor in Vietnam, dies at 64

July 17, 2010 |  3:38 pm

Nick Bacon, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and former Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs director, died Saturday. He was 64 and had cancer.

Bacon served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1984 and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during a 1968 battle in Vietnam. He served as director of the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs from 1993 through 2005.

Bacon was born in Caraway in northeast Arkansas and most recently lived in Rose Bud.

-- Associated Press