WWII Veteran Awarded Long Lost Medals at age 99
Richard Bell, Jr. was one of a group of primarily African-American servicemen who drove supplies to the front lines in France after the invasion of Normandy. While doing a family history, his great-nephew discovered that Mr. Bell had been awarded a series of medals but never received them. He contacted Congressman Dave Brat’s office for help. Staffer Zachary Williams diligently pursued the matter, and was able to help acquire the medals.