George Hickey http://wkyufm.org en Senator Paul Presents Medals to Family of Deceased Air Force Veteran http://wkyufm.org/post/senator-paul-presents-medals-family-deceased-air-force-veteran <p>Decades later, the family of a Kentucky native and military veteran finally has the medals honoring his service.&nbsp; Airman First Class Billy Hickey was a Korean War veteran who was held for nearly three years as a prisoner of war.&nbsp;</p><p>U.S. Senator Rand Paul presented the medals to his son Colonel George Hickey in Bowling Green Monday.</p><p>“I never was able to get these medals and I'm very glad the senator was able to get them for me," said Hickey.&nbsp;</p><p>Col. George Hickey was presented the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal &amp; Silver Star Attachment, and the United Nations Service Medal.</p><p>Senator Paul, whose family has a history in the Air Force, said being able to present the medals was gratifying. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:56:33 +0000 Lisa Autry 33029 at http://wkyufm.org Senator Paul Presents Medals to Family of Deceased Air Force Veteran