Local Interest
3:39 am
Thu April 5, 2007

Delmer Wells Gets His Medals

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

POW Medal

Bronze Star Medal

Good Conduct

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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