MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The country of Norway honored a Twin Cities veteran Sunday for his service during World War II.

Wilton Rasmusson received two medals for his time spent on an overseas mission helping defend Norway from the Nazis.

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At a ceremony in Fridley, the Norwegian Ambassador thanked the 100 year old for his bravery, while surrounded by friends and loved ones.

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In the past year, Norway has awarded over 40 veterans from the Second World War with the government of Norway’s Defense and Commemorative Medal.

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In the video above, WCCO photojournalist Lewis Karpel takes us to the special ceremony.