On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Tells Why Local WWII Vet Is Front Of Mind

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Tells Why Local WWII Vet Is Front Of Mind

The family of WWII veteran Bill Hughes of Oneonta, who passed away in 2000, is front of mind this Veterans Day due to a letter from Normandy and word from the Pentagon that he earned a Bronze Star. (www.AllOTSEGO.com photo)
The family of WWII veteran Bill Hughes of Oneonta, who passed away in 2000, is front of mind this Veterans Day due to a letter from Normandy and word from the Pentagon that he earned a Bronze Star. (www.AllOTSEGO.com photo)

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In Thursday’s weekly radio report on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), told of a coincidence that brings memories the late Bill Hughes, a World War II veteran from Oneonta, vividly to mind this Veterans Day: An unexpected latter from a family in Normandy and word that the Pentagon has just discovered Hughes qualified for a Bronze Star for valor, but never received it.

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