News

Scotland Veteran Recognized For Service In WWII

Scotland Veteran Recognized For Service In WWII

Photo: clipart.com

SCOTLAND, S.D. (AP) — A World War II veteran in the South Dakota town of Scotland has been recognized for valor in combat, nearly 70 years after his service.

Ninety-two-year-old Delmar Strunk on Wednesday was awarded several medals including the Bronze Star. Several military and political dignitaries were on hand for the ceremony at Scotland City Hall.

Strunk served in the war from October 1943 to April 1945. His service included a four-month mission behind enemy lines in the Burmese jungle to attack Japanese bases and supply routes.

After the war his personnel records were lost, and he never received the medals due him. A military historian and author later discovered Strunk’s involvement in the war and enlisted U.S. Sen. John Thune for help in getting Strunk his medals.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Shania Twain can’t stop, won’t stop

Fresh
22-overlay

The superstar's first tour in 11 years was expected to be her last, but it appears that may have changed.

in Lifestyle

McDonald’s all-day breakfast is coming next month

Fresh
17-overlay1

Breakfastarians rejoice as the Golden Arches announces you'll soon be able to buy an egg McMuffin at dinner time.

in National, Sports

Los Angeles wants to host 2024 Summer Olympics

Fresh
20-overlay1

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to pursue a bid to bring the Summer Games to town in 2024 and become the only city besides London ever to host the Olympics three times.