Local veteran receives Bronze Star for actions during World War - KMOV.com

Local veteran receives Bronze Star for actions during World War II

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(KMOV.com) – A local veteran just received a Bronze Star for his actions in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Carl Willm was involved in a dangerous mission behind Japanese lines in the Philippines in 1944.  His platoon leader intended to submit documentation for the award but was killed in combat.

“We got back to our outfit. It said he was putting us in for the Bronze Star,” said WIllm.

Willm’s wife told News 4 she and her husband never thought the Bronze Star would be awarded.

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