Korean War veteran receives long overdue Silver Star Medal
Photo Credit: Spc. Reese Von Rogatsz
Silver Star recipient, William V. Wuorinen (center left), is surrounded by soldiers from 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division along with the unit's rear detachment commander and former platoon leader, Capt. Michael Centola (left), and retired Lt. Col. Gil Blue (right), after an award ceremony held at Naselle-Grays River Valley School, Naselle, Wash., Jan. 30, 2013. The Silver Star medal was presented to Wuorinen for his "gallantry in action" between March 16, 1953, and March 17, 1953, while serving as an infantryman. Wuorinen was assigned to 1st Platoon, Company L, 3rd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, during the Korean War.
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