93-year-old baker, World War II veteran gets medals

Apr 11, 2016 879

A 93-year-old baker in Omaha can now wear the medals he earned during combat missions in World War II. Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac pinned an Air Medal with silver and bronze oak leaf clusters and five other awards on Claudio Orsi's jacket Wednesday in Congressman Brad Ashford's office.

Orsi received the medals more than 70 years since the last of his 43 combat missions in the Pacific. Ashford's office helped his family go through the process of obtaining them. Besides the Air Medal, Orsi also earned the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Honorable Service Lapel Button.

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Source: http://journalstar.com/

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