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Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., presents World War II military ribbons Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, to Bertha Dewald, in honor of her late husband, Philip. John M. Steiner / Jamestown Sun

ND veteran’s family honored with medals

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JAMESTOWN -- The family of a World War II veteran who passed away in 2008 received the medals he had earned in brief ceremony Monday in Jamestown.

Philip Dewald had received his honorable discharge papers from the U.S. Army in 1945, but his family — wife Bertha and sons Darrel and David — never saw any of the medals he earned during his three years, four months and 21 days of service.

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Kari Lucin
Kari Lucin joined the Jamestown Sun as a staff writer in July 2011. Previously, she worked for about six years at the Daily Globe in Worthington, Minn., as an online content coordinator and staff writer. A graduate of Jackson County Central High School and Augsburg College, she has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English. At the Jamestown Sun, Kari is a general assignment reporter, but most typically covers the Stutsman County Commission and the James River Valley Library System. Find more of her writing at her blog, Oh Look, a Shiny Thing!
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