Michael Lloyd Townes' Army service in Vietnam cost him plenty, including his right arm and right leg, and the country offered him a posthumous salute Monday morning, presenting the longtime Aiken businessman's widow, Jeanne J. Townes, with the Bronze Star and Purple Heart in his place.

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