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Elderly Virginia Vet Gets World War II Medals

by Associated Press posted Mar 1 2013 4:15AM
BUCKINGHAM, Va. (AP) - A veteran in Buckingham County has been awarded the medals he earned during World War II.
     Eighty-nine-year-old Charles Lewis received two Distinguished Flying Crosses and eight Air Medals on Wednesday during a ceremony at the Buckingham Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall.
     Lewis tells WSET-TV ( ) that the long delay in receiving the medals doesn't bother him. He says it was difficult for the military to keep track of who earned what because so many service members got out at once at the end of the war.
     Lewis served as a radio gunner after joining the Marines at age 18. He sent a copy of his log book to the government to prove he deserved the medals.
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02/28/2013 6:37PM
Elderly Virginia Vet Gets World War II Medals
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