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Larson Presents World War II Veteran with Medals

February 21, 2015
Press Release

East Granby, CT - Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined East Granby First Selectman, James Hayden, to present Mr. Harold H. Wing with medals he earned for his honorable service in the U.S. Army during World War II.

"The brave men and women who fought for our country like Harold Wing so often return home and say very little about their heroic service. Instead, they're busy rebuilding the nation. I am so honored to join Harold and his family today to present him with the medals he deserves and recognize his courage, determination, sacrifice and unselfish leadership," said Congressman John B. Larson.

Wing, a Private First Class in Battery D 135th Anti-Aircraft Gun Battalion during World War II, fought in several military campaigns in the European theatre including the Battle of the Bulge. He received his medals today in the company of his wife Vera and his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Medals presented:

  • Good Conduct Medal
  • American Campaign Medal
  • European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three Bronze Service Stars
  • World War II Victor Medal
  • Honorable Service Lapel Button
  • Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar