Veteran receives Bronze Star
DECORATED—Retired Major Gen. Peter Gravett, left, pins a Bronze Star onto retired Lt. Col. Martin Spann during an Aug. 4 ceremony at the VFW Museum of Military History in Simi Valley. The medal marks 61-year old Spann’s third Bronze Star, which he earned while serving in Samarra, Iraq, in 2005. At left, Spann’s family—his son, Ryan, daughter, Franchesca, and wife, Alexa—applaud after the pinning. 2p1.jpg