NC family gets veteran's World War II medals

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 2:32 PM

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- The Caswell County family of a veteran has received his medals from World War II. 

The Winston-Salem Journal reported (http://bit.ly/10zg5eQ) the Henry James Williams' family said he never talked much about the war, except to say it was bad. 

Sen. Richard Burr presented Williams' family with his medals on Tuesday, along with a flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol in his honor. 

Williams died in 1995. 

He was a native of Yanceyville and served in the Army in Europe. He was awarded a dozen medals, including the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the Glider Badge, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Marksman/Sharpshooter Badge and the World War II Victory Medal. 

Rickey Williams said his father piloted a glider in Normandy, where he was wounded and earned the Purple Heart.
 

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