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    Valorous veteran: WWII hero honored [Image 16 of 29]

    Valorous veteran: WWII hero honored

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK, UNITED STATES

    09.19.2013

    Photo by Justin Connaher 

    Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Public Affairs

    Dan Collins, commander of chapter 593 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, talks about the Purple Heart after World War II veteran Arthur W. Owens was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart 68 years after his heroic actions while fighting near Ludwigshafen, Germany. On March 23, 1945, Owens' tank was hit by a shell from an anti-tank gun. After evacuating the vehicle, he returned twice under heavy enemy fire - and despite his wounds - to rescue injured comrades. After a review of his records, Secretary of the Army John McHugh recently signed orders to recognize Owens. Brig. Gen. Mike Bridges, commander of the Alaska Army National Guard, presented the medals during a ceremony at the Alaska National Guard headquarters on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)

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    Date Taken: 09.19.2013
    Date Posted: 09.20.2013 16:43
    Photo ID: 1022561
    VIRIN: 130919-F-LX370-168
    Resolution: 3000x2118
    Size: 3.82 MB
    Location: JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK, US 

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