After more than 65 years, a WWII veteran finally receives recognition

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Howard Douglas, a veteran of World War II, was among those honored at the Alachua County Veterans Service’s annual celebration of veterans. The Alachua County resident, 96, received the Bronze Star for his service in WWII, nearly 65 years after he returned from war and was told that his records were lost.

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