A veteran of World War II living in Bemidji is receiving high honors from France for actions almost 70 years ago. Private 1st Class John O’Boyle stood ready to be presented with the Knight of the Legion Honor Medal during a ceremony on Wednesday.
It’s been 60 long years but finally, a Princeton, Minn. veteran is getting the Prisoner of War service medal he earned decades ago.
A St. Paul man will receive a national honor at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Friday.
While tending to his broken down car on the side of the road in rural Waseca Monday night, a shiny glimmer in the gravel caught his eye. That glimmer came from a Purple Heart medallion that had been missing for 60 years from Charles T. Sutlief, a soldier who lost his life in battle in 1950 during the Korean War.