Bronze Star awarded to WWII veteran from LI

? A World War II veteran was awarded a Bronze Star on Friday by Rep. Steve Israel.William Grimaldi, of Hauppauge, served as a corporal in

HAUPPAUGE - ? A World War II veteran was awarded a Bronze Star on Friday by Rep. Steve Israel.

William Grimaldi, of Hauppauge, served as a corporal in the U.S. Army overseas in France and entered a downed and burning America B-17 aircraft to rescue airmen on the French/Belgian border. Grimaldi never received his commendations and contacted Israel for assistance.

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