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Thursday, July 2, 2009

WW II Veteran Receives 7 service medals

On June 22, 2009 64 years later Woodrow William Wilson was awarded seven medals for his service during WW II. Woodrow served as a Medical Aidman in the 7th Armored Division. That Division reached the beaches of Normandy and participated in the Battle Of The Bulge. Among the medals awarded to Woodrow Wilson was the Bronze Star, the American Campaign Medal, the European -Middle Eastern Campaign including four Bronze Service Stars, the Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and the Combat Medical Badge Award. He enlisted in the U.S Army on April 3, 1942 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Woodrow along with the 7th Armored Division traveled aboard the Queen Mary to Europe the day after D-day. He and his division officially entered the European Theater in August of 1944 and fought their way to the Baltic Sea participating in such battles as the Battle of Northern France, the Battle of Ardennes, the Battle of the Rhineland, and the Battle of Central Europe. John and I have had the pleasure to know Woodrow for several years but since he has moved farther away to be near family we don't get to see him any longer. He drove from another county to eat lunch at our senior center, visit, and take a little nap sitting straight up under the a/c. He is a quiet man affectionly known as "the bee man". I'm glad Woodrow finally got his medals.

9 comments:

garnett109 said...

What A soldier!
Thank You Woodrow for your service!
Have a Safe & Happy 4Th Of July!

Lynne said...

Very nice write up and well deserved! I concur with Garnett, with thanks for his service! Have a wonderful 4th of July!

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Good for him! He is a true patriot.

jack69 said...

Yeah, ME TOO! He is a hero. Those men suffered untold hardships freeing Europe from Nazi Germany. I am so very proud of Woodrow and his fellow soldiers in arms.
Good REport! Thanks and God bless the Vet.
Sherry & Jack

Rose said...

happy 4th Paula! thx for being such a great AMERICAN!! xoxox

Jimmy's Journal said...

Excellent post Paula. In these times, especially July the Fourth, we need to take the time to remember the men and women who have served or are now serving this nation.

Jimmy

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Missy said...

Just wanted to wish you a Happy Independence Day Miss Paula!!! I will try to stop by later to read... *HUGS*

Missy

Sheila said...

Great entry. Congrats to Woodrow and Thank you for your service. Hope you had a nice 4th. I watched a few of the neighbors fireworks. We had some but not in the mood to mess with them after working in the yard. Take care, Sheila