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Veteran honored with medal earned in 1944

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A World War II veteran was honored with a medal that was long overdue.

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden presented 91-year-old Donald Cresap with an air medal Saturday.

Cresap earned the medal back in 1944.

He piloted a B-24 Bomber with the 15th Air Force’s 484th Bomb Group which was based in Italy.

The air medal is the equivalent of the Bronze Star for actions while in flight.  

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