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WWII Veteran Honored 60 Years After Service

WWII Veteran Honored 60 Years After Service

CREATED Jul 19, 2014

SPRINGVILLE, Tenn. – A Veteran in Henry County has received his much deserved medals more than 60 years after serving our country during World War II.

Seaman First Class L.C. Mitchell was 26-years-old when he served in the Navy during World War II.

Mitchell, now 95-years-old, had never received the awards he had earned during his years of service – until Saturday.

During a family reunion, he was surprised by Veterans Affairs with his five medals. Two of the medals included the World War II Victory Medal and a Philippines Liberation Medal.