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7 veterans from Long Island honored with medals at American Legion in Smithtown

The men received medals like the Bronze Star

The men received medals like the Bronze Star and the Air Medal today during a ceremony at the American Legion in Smithtown.

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Dozens of medals were awarded to seven Long Island veterans who fought during World War II.

The men received medals like the Bronze Star and the Air Medal today during a ceremony at the American Legion in Smithtown. Three were awarded posthumously.

Among the honorees was Army veteran Herbert Stern, now 89. He was just 19 years old when he was sent overseas to fight the Japanese during...

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