Mentor man gets military medals for service in World War II

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MENTOR, Ohio- A World War II veteran received his medals nearly 70 years after his service to this country.

Donald Lingafelter, 87, served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947 and did a tour of duty in Germany. In November, he contacted Congressman David Joyce’s office to get his military medals.

On Monday, Lingafelter was awarded the Army of occupation World War II medal, Army good conduct medal, World War II victory medal. He was also presented with his expert Army marksmanship qualification badge for rifle and the honorable service lapel button.

Lingafelter lives in Mentor with his wife, Barbara.

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