Navy POW awarded WWII medals


Navy POW awarded WWII medals

Hamilton Journal News – World War II prisoner of war Marvin Sizemore stood stoic as medals long overdue to him were pinned to his Navy uniform during a ceremony in his honor Monday.

Sizemore, now 89, was awarded 14 medals and ribbons – including a Combat Action Ribbon for taking enemy fire and a Prisoner of War Medal – for the three and a half years he spent in a Japanese work camp…

Sizemore’s daughter, Freddi Crawford, worked for a year with Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office to get the medals for her father.

“It made me cry,” Crawford said of the ceremony. “I’m really proud of him.”

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