Virginia Veteran Receives World War II Medals

Charles Lewis, 89, served as a radio gunner after joining the Marines at age 18

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013  |  Updated 9:39 AM EDT
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A veteran in Buckingham County has finally received the medals he earned during World War II.

Charles Lewis, 89, received two Distinguished Flying Crosses and eight Air Medals on Wednesday during a ceremony at the Buckingham Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall.

Lewis told WSET-TV that the long delay in receiving the medals doesn't bother him. He says it was difficult for the military to keep track of who earned what because so many service members were leaving the military at the same time after the war ended.

Lewis served as a radio gunner after joining the Marines at age 18. He sent a copy of his log book to the government to prove he deserved the medals.

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