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D-Day Bronze Star
6/6/2019
 
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Today is a day of remembrance for the 75th anniversary of the d-day invasion. Among the soldiers who landed shortly after d-day was a young infantry man who died in battle and was awarded the country's highest military honor. Here at the military museum, many exhibits and displays the corner dedicated to army private first class who grew up here in in Centre County. We wanted to choose the folder from the family that was very personal. Here is a young man in his button-down shirt with his wife, a young couple happily married with so much life ahead of him. His company was pinned down. He single-handedly stormed in and killed a dozen enemy soldiers at close range. If the story was not profound enough, the bronze star was awarded prior to actions that led to be him him being posthumously awarded. It is a very poignant story of sacrifice going above and beyond the call of duty.
  
 
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