A 94-year-old World War II veteran was honored in the Chicago suburbs today with six medals he earned while serving but never received.
Fellow soldiers and friends and family surrounded Private 1st Class Frank Andrews at Cantigny Park in Wheaton today. A Brigadier General pinned on him the medals, including the Purple Heart.
As a young man Andrews saw action on D-Day, landing at Omaha Beach and at the Battle of the Bulge.
When Andrews returned home from the service, he did what so many others did back then and today, he started a family and didn’t look back, until his children wanted their hero to get his due.
“I never expected anything like this because I figured all of these gentlemen here are doing their job and I did my job,” Andrews said.
It’s a day long in coming, and well deserved seven decades since he first came home.