Veterans honored with long-overdue medals

Cary Ashby • Oct 25, 2013 at 12:07 PM

U.S. Army and Marine Corps veteran Ronald E. Dennison and the local families of deceased veterans were honored Wednesday with several military honors they earned, but they hadn't received earlier.

Norwalk resident Pauline Ruby's first husband, Frederick W. Sturgeon, was honored 68 years after he was killed in action. Ruby and her oldest daughter, Julia Price, of Galion, received four medals from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) at the Norwalk VFW Post 2743.

Brown's staff worked with the National Personnel Records Center and Army to track down the long overdue medals. Brown said the process to get the military records is complicated because many times, veterans didn't keep their paperwork and there was fire many years ago in the St. Louis facility that housed some of the documents.

A story about the ceremony and list of those who received metals was published in Thursday's Norwalk Reflector.

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