- Associated Press - Saturday, May 27, 2017

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago veteran has finally received his Bronze Star Medal 64 years after he was discharged from the Army.

Edward-Elmhurst Health said in a news release 89-year-old Peter Bury of Lisle received the medal Saturday from U.S. Rep. Bill Foster during a ceremony at Edward Hospital in Naperville, where Bury is a patient.

Bronze Stars are awarded for heroic or meritorious achievement or service. The release says Bury was notified he had earned the medal for his service as an artillery forward observer during the Korean War, but never received the medal. Bury was discharged with the rank of lieutenant.

The release says Foster’s staff was successful in getting the medal to present to Bury.

The release says an undisclosed medical condition forced Bury to be hospitalized on Friday.


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