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Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., presents World War II military medals Monday to Bertha Dewald, in honor of her late husband, Philip. (John M. Steiner / The Sun)

Hoeven presents medals to late veteran’s family


The family of a World War II veteran who passed away in 2008 received the medals he had earned in a brief ceremony Monday in Jamestown.

Philip Dewald had received his honorable discharge papers from the U.S. Army in 1945, but his family — wife Bertha and sons Darrel and David — never saw any of the medals he earned during his three years, four months and 21 days of service.

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Kari Lucin
Kari Lucin joined the Grand Forks Herald as a multimedia producer in August 2014. Previously, she worked for a few years at the Jamestown Sun in Jamestown, N.D., as a staff writer, and prior to that, for about six years as staff writer and later online content coordinator, at the Daily Globe in Worthington, Minn. A graduate of Jackson County Central High School and Augsburg College, she has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English. Find more of her writing at her blog, Oh Look, a Shiny Thing! or on Twitter at @karilucin.
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