- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A 96-year-old veteran from West Texas who served overseas in World War II but never received his medals will finally get the awards.

Former Sgt. Clinton Woodley will be honored Friday at Fort Hood.

Post officials say Woodley was born in Paducah, 100 miles northeast of Lubbock.

Woodley enlisted in 1940 and was stationed at Fort Bliss. He deployed to the Pacific in 1943. The infantryman was honorably discharged in 1945 after serving in areas including New Guinea, the Philippines and the Admiralty Islands.

He earned a Bronze Star Medal, the Philippine Liberation Medal, the American Defense Service Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal with 4 bronze service stars.

Woodley will also receive the World War II Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

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