World War Two Vet Finally Gets Medals He Was Awarded Decades Ago
5/13/2014 (Updated 11:33:08 PM)A 92-year-old Endicott veteran had a number of military honors presented to him Tuesday by Congressman Richard Hanna, including a Silver Star and Purple Heart...
Ernie Love of Endicott began serving in the armed forces in 1940.
He served in the American and Pacific Theatres for four years and then returned to the area to work at IBM for 38 years.
Love is one of the few veterans alive from his division during World War Two.
"In a few years, these veterans from World War Two won't be here anymore. Just like there is none from World War One anymore and there won't be from World War Two.
So we need to take every opportunity to honor them and respond to them any way we can," said US Representative Richard Hanna.
I got the Silver Star many years ago, but then I just forgot about them. I just didn't pay any attention to them. Then I decided, with my age it is about time I got medals for the family, not myself," said World War Two veteran Ernest Love.
Ernie still has his foot locker from his bunk 71 years later. He was married for 67 years and has a love for golf.
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