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On a rainy Friday morning during a recent Ranger school graduation, Claude Boudreaux's four sons stood in a line, facing the audience. Col. David Fivecoat, commander of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, stood across from the men. Leaning in, Fivecoat pinned a medal to the lapel of Merrill Boudreaux. The crowd applauded: Claude Boudreaux finally received his Bronze Star medal, 73 years after earning it.