Veteran finally receives honors
ATLANTA - James Brumbelow (second from left) receives one of six service medals from Col. Deborah B. Grays, U.S. Army Garrison commander, and Rep. David Scott, congressional representative for Georgia's 13th district, during a ceremony to honor his service 65 years ago as a Soldier during World War II. Brumbelow accompanied the 3rd Marine Division into the Battle of Iwo Jima, one of the fiercest battles of World War II. After the American flag was raised, Brumbelow, a member of the Army's Battery B, 483rd Anti-aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, stayed in Iwo Jima, while the Marines went on to the Japanese mainland. Although discharged from the Army at Fort McPherson in December 1945, he didn't receive some of the honors he earned due to confusion with records after the war. Scott initiated a review of Brumbelow's service record and discovered seven missing honors. During the ceremony, which was witnessed by the veteran's wife, Kathryn Morris-Brumbelow (left), and other Family and friends, Brumbelow received the Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Sharpshooter Badge with rifle bar and the World War II Honorable Service lapel button.

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