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A 99-year-old World War II veteran finally gets his medals | Army Times

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A 99-year-old World War II veteran finally gets his medals | Army Times
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Wearing the uniform he hasn’t worn more than half a century, retired Sgt. 1st Class Marvin Cornett has finally received his medals at the age of 99. Cornett is a World War II veteran who should have received his Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal back in 1944, making the medals past-due for 77 years. Cornett received the award at American Legion Post 84 in Auburn, California on Monday.

Source: https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2021/02/23/a-99-year-old-world-war-ii-veteran-finally-gets-his-medals/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2002.23.21&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief