(KVOA) An award received for injuries received in combat means that much more to a veteran and his family when they’ve been waiting since 1943 to receive it.
Leo Silverstein was a .50-caliber gunman fighting in Sicily in World War II when he received a serious head injury and nearly died.
The doctor that treated him wrote a letter, but it was forgotten in a trunk until just seven months ago.
“As a matter of fact, he never talked about the war up until the past couple of years,” said Silverstein’s daughter, Ivy Romero. “All of a sudden, he’s now letting it all out.”
When his daughter found the letter, she realized her father needed proper recognition for his bravery.
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