WWII veteran finally receives medals

(WNYT) A World War II veteran got some long-overdue recognition for his service on Tuesday.

Thomas Williams, 92, of Central Bridge, New York received his many medals Tuesday, including the Bronze Star.

Williams never talked much to his family about his time in World War II. He was just 19 when he enlisted in the Army and his 100th Infantry Division saw some of the fiercest fighting.

Williams’ daughter, Linda, and son-in-law, David, say he’s always talked about his medals, and they contacted Congressman Chris Gibson’s office for help.

Gibson was able to present the World War II veteran with his missing medals, a symbol of this nation’s gratitude.

The Bronze Star was a surprise to his family. Williams was awarded it because of witness accounts of his brave actions in combat.

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