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World War II veteran receives medals 77 years after heroism

Mar. 09, 2021 11:25 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nearly 80 years after a German mortar wounded him as he fought along the Mussolini Canal in Italy, U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Marvin Cornett stood proudly in a pristine uniform, this time adorned with a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Cornett's...