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3:57 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Ninety Two Year-Old WW II Veteran Finally Receives Medals

Lewis Frongner receives WW II medals at the age of 92 years old.
Brian Grimmett

After more than 50 years of waiting a 92-year-old World War II veteran from Utah has finally received the medals he earned as a soldier fighting in the Pacific theater.

Lewis Frongner, 92, served for 20 months in the Army as a light mortar gunner during World War II earning him several medals, including a Bronze Star. But Frongner never received those medals. He says he left the service with only the shirt on his back. It wasn’t until his nephew, Steve Frongner, became curious about his uncle’s military service that anyone realized he had never received them.

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