Oregon man presented with World War II medals

Nov. 11, 2013 at 8:24 PM

SUBLIMITY, Ore., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- An 88-year-old Oregon man was presented with the medals he earned during World War II thanks to the efforts of his family.

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., led a ceremony Sunday at the Sublimity home of Dick Royse and presented the man with medals including the World War II Victory medal, the American Campaign medal and an honorable service lapel pin, KOIN-TV, Portland, Ore., reported Monday.

Royse's wife and other family members had campaigned with officials to have Royse presented with the medals he failed to receive at the end of the war.

"It's been a long time coming," said Royse's daughter, Cindy Heuberger. "And I just went on the honor flight with him a few weeks ago, back to Washington D.C. [I'm] just so proud and humbled to all that he did, and all his comrades did."

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