OCEAN CITY - At a gathering of over 20 veterans from Cape May and Atlantic counties Oct. 10, U.S. Air Force Col. Derek B. Routt, 177th operations group commander, 177th Fighter Wing, presented New Jersey State medals and ribbons.

According to a release, those medals included the New Jersey Vietnam Service Medal, New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal, and New Jersey Desert Storm Service Medal.

Anyone interested in applying for the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal should call 1-888-865-8387 or visit:  https://bit.ly/2Vxmivv