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Thu April 5, 2007
Delmer Wells Gets His Medals
By Catherine M. Welch
Wilmington, NC – Congressman Mike McIntyre awarded a Wilmington veteran of World War II the Bronze Star and POW medal along with seven others.
82-year-old Delmer Wells was holed up in a house in France waiting for supplies and ammunition when German forces shelled the house and captured him and nearly 50 others. The Private First Class was held from February to May of 1945.
His daughter-in-law worked with McIntyre's office to get him his nine medals more than 60 years after coming home.
Delmer Wells' Medals
Bronze Star Medal
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 2 bronze service stars
WWI Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal with Germany clasp
Combat Infantryman Badge - 1st Award
Honorable Service lapel button WWII
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