06 Jan '18, 3pm

Vet, 92, receives WWII recognition, hosted by @NVNationalGuard, 70 years after the fact:

Vet, 92, receives WWII recognition, hosted by @NVNationalGuard, 70 years after the fact:

NORTH LAS VEGAS – More than seven decades after participating in some of the most harrowing battles of World War II, William Grant Jr.'s heroic and meritorious Army service was recognized with his receipt of the Bronze Star Medal Friday in Las Vegas. The Nevada Army Guard hosted Grant's belated medal ceremony at its Clark County Armory. Brig. Gen. Zachary Doser, the commander of the Army Guard, awarded the medal to Grant, 92, of Las Vegas, with Adjutant General Brig. Gen. Bill Burks and State Command Sgt. Maj. Jared Kopacki in attendance. More than 100 people, including the majority of Grant Jr.'s extended family and the local Las Vegas Veterans of Foreign Wars Post attended the event. Grant Jr. had only learned of the imminent ceremony on Wednesday. No one in attendance harbored any grudges toward the Department of the Army for the delayed receipt of the medal by Grant, w...

Full article: http://www.nationalguard.mil/News/Article/1408279/vet-92-...

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