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Scotland Veteran Recognized For Service In WWII

Scotland Veteran Recognized For Service In WWII

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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.

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