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Okla. WWII Veteran Receives Honors (Aug 12, 2011)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A World War II veteran from Edmond has received a Bronze Star and several other military honors, albeit a bit late.

U.S. Rep. James Lankford presented the honors to 87-year-old Hall Duncan during a ceremony Friday at the Oklahoma History Center.

Duncan was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and six other military honors more than 60 years ago for service in the European Theatre that included two major battles in France.

But Duncan only learned recently that he was a Bronze Star recipient. He learned when he contacted Lankford's office for help getting his war record files.

Duncan was shot in the hand by a German sniper as he carried a wounded soldier on the battlefield.

He's now a retired University of Central Oklahoma professor.



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