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Sgt. Walter Ehlers, WWII Medal of Honor Recipient, Dies at 92

Posted on February 21st, 2014 at 16:19 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


Staff Sgt. Walter Ehlers, a Medal of Honor recipient for his heroic actions during World War II, died Thursday at the age of 92.

Ehlers, who joined the armed forces in 1940, was the last living Medal of Honor recipient who stormed Omaha Beach on D-Day.

He earned his Medal of Honor “for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty” on June 9 and 10, 1944, according to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

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