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McGovern Presents Medals to Leominster Veterans, Military Families

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Leominster, September 1, 2017 | comments

LEOMINSTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined local leaders and community members to present U.S. military medals to Central Massachusetts veterans and military families to honor their service.

“America has a responsibility to honor all of our veterans and the sacrifices they made to serve our country. Today we are proud to recognize these veterans and military families with medals that truly honor all that they have sacrificed to serve our country and strengthen our communities,” Congressman McGovern said. “With the medals we presented today, we expressed our deep gratitude for decades of truly selfless service. It was a great honor to be able to present Mr. Harrington with the WWII Victory Medal to honor him and wish him a happy birthday. On behalf of our communities here in Central Massachusetts and our country, we say thank you to all of our veterans and military families.”

William Harrington, Jr., who served in the U.S. Navy from 1946-1948, was presented with the:
WWII Victory Medal and Honorable Discharge Button

Nona Ojala, whose late father, Finous DeLoach, served in U.S. Navy from 1940s to approximately 1950s, was presented with the:
American Campaign Medal Set
Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal Set
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Honorable Discharge Button
European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal Set
Honorable Service Lapel Button (Ruptured Duck)
National Defense Service Medal Set
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Navy Occupation Service Medal
World War II Victory Medal Set

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