Graham resident receives Silver Star Medal for Vietnam heroics

Pierce County native Gary Birka and his friend, Rick Adler, were awarded Silver Stars on Friday at a ceremony in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, more than 45 years after their Army unit was ambushed in Vietnam.
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Pierce County native Gary Birka and his friend, Rick Adler, were awarded Silver Stars on Friday at a ceremony in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, more than 45 years after their Army unit was ambushed in Vietnam.

Graham resident receives the Silver Star more than 45 years after valor in Vietnam

September 30, 2016 08:08 PM