December Veteran Story

When an unstoppable grade school girl found out her friend, a World War II veteran, hadn’t received his medals for his service, heads were bound to roll. Talking to Leanna’s mother and Mr. Mowbray, the veteran, it became clear to me how serious this student was, how true a friend and how fiery a spark plug.

Read this inspiring story of how one girl’s perseverance led to a quiet man receiving his due 67 years late.

Her quest began during a school project to record veterans’ stories for the Library of Congress. Listen to his war stories here.


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