91 Year Old Veteran Finally Gets His Medals

Greenwich, Conn. (WTNH) – A 91 year old World War II Veteran has received his long overdue medals.  This morning in Greenwich, Vincent Meli received the honors from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal.  Blumenthal gave Meli the Army Good Conduct Medal, The American Campaign Medal, The European-African-Middle Easter Campaign Medal with Bronze Star Attachment, The World War II Victory Medal, The Marksman Badge and Rifle Bar, and the Honorable Service World War II Lapel Pin.  Meli, a Private First Class in the Army, operated heavy equipment and drove trucks during the war.  According to Blumenthal’s Office, Meli served honorably throughout campaigns in Central Europe, Northern France and the Rhineland but he never received his medals when he left the service.

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