WWII Vet Gets Lost Military Medals Restored

Veteran's military decorations lost in fire

Monday, May 21, 2012  |  Updated 9:24 AM CDT
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WWII Vet Gets Lost Military Medals Restored

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A 91-year-old World War II veteran who lost everything when a wildfire torched his northeast Texas home last September has had his nearly dozen military decorations restored.

Lloyd Wells says it was really great to be surprised with the replacement medals, including a Bronze Star, during a weekend ceremony at a school in Bullard in Upshur County.

U.S. Rep. Louis Gohmert presented the Bronze Star and other medals to Wells as part of an observance of Armed Forces Day.

His daughter, Kim Baker, told the Tyler Morning Telegraph she had hoped to be able to brighten her father's life by finding a way to get a replacement set of decorations.

Wells was in the Army from 1941 to 1945 and participated in operations in North Africa and Europe.

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