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Army Capt. Zachariah L. Fike presents Hyla Merin with a plaque that contains (from left) the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal, along with a Silver Star that he pinned to her during a ceremony at her home in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Feb. 17, 2013. The medals were presented posthumously to her father after they were recently discovered in an apartment where Merin's mother and aunts had once lived. (Associated Press)
Photo by: Mark J. Terrill
Army Capt. Zachariah L. Fike presents Hyla Merin with a plaque that contains (from left) the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal, along with a Silver Star that he pinned to her during a ceremony at her home in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Feb. 17, 2013. The medals were presented posthumously to her father after they were recently discovered in an apartment where Merin's mother and aunts had once lived. (Associated Press)

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