Seven WWII veterans honored in Raleigh, given Presidential Unit Citation
World War II veterans from the 30th Infantry Division were honored today at the Joint Force Headquarters in Raleigh. They received the Presidential Unit Citation in the European Theater on Saturday afternoon. Before the ceremony, there was a parade to honor these veterans. Seven veterans were honored, age 94 to 100.
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