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Gilmore honored for service
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Warren County resident Cy Gilmore was honored earlier this month in Tahlequah, Okla., by Cherokee Nation for his military service in the U.S. Navy.Gilmore’s mother was a full-blooded Cherokee and he is between three-eighths and one-half Indian. He was enlisted in the U.S. Navy from 1947 to 1951, serving three years, 11 months and 27 days.While in the Navy, Gilmore received the following medals: Korean Service Medal, China Service Medal, Japanese Occupation Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He donated those medals to the Cherokee Nation Veteran Center to be displayed.The award he just received June 15 in Oklahoma is called the Cherokee Warrior Medal of Patriotism Award.“It was a great experience,” said Gilmore of his trip to Oklahoma.