Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Miriam EspinozaTorres, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
Martin L. Paulson, World War II veteran, stands by the I Corps Honor Guard during an award ceremony where he was presented the Bronze Star Medal for his actions during the assault and capture of Okinawa, Japan, in 1945. The award came after Gail L. Furford discovered letters from Paulson written to his sister during his time in Okinawa. After reading the letters, Furford felt that Paulson deserved of recognition for his heroic actions 68 years after the battle, Paulson was presented with Bronze Star, Aug. 30, 2013, at the Westport, Wash., chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.