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WWII Veteran Honored with Medals

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While many young soldiers are being deployed to serve our country, one veteran is being honored.

After earning medals for his service back in World War II, he is just now receiving them.

Anton Tuhy was drafted in the U.S. Army on December 15, 1944 and served until 1946.

He worked as a cook, baker and medical aid in the Philippines.

Almost 70 years after being deployed, Senator Hoeven is presenting Private First Class Tuhy the three medals he earned.

He is now 91 years old.

"Well I'm proud of it. Yes I am," says Anton Tuhy, WWII Veteran.

"We're losing a lot of those WWII veterans. They're getting to the age now where we're losing a lot of them and so when we get a chance to say thank you and honor on of our WWII veterans, we want to do that whenever we get the chance," says Senator John Hoeven.

According to Tuhy's son, one of Tuhy's brothers was originally supposed to be drafted back in 1944.

Apparently papers got switched around and Tuhy was the one deployed.

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