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Decades later WWII Veteran receives anticipated honors

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By: Dee DeQuattro


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A World War II Navy Veteran finally received a long awaited for military honor Wednesday afternoon.

Raymond Mahon, who served aboard the USS Ancon during World War II, was presented several medals for his service that he had not received after the war.

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's Office assisted the 92-year-old Mahon in receiving the honors. Whitehouse presented Mahon the medals at his home at Saint Elizabeth Court Assisted Living in Providence in front of Mahon's family and friends.

“World War II veterans answered their country's call to join one of the most difficult conflicts in history.  Their sacrifice and resolve earned them their rightful reputation as our Greatest Generation,” said Whitehouse.  “I am honored to recognize Mr. Mahon's service, and I congratulate him and the entire Mahon family on these overdue honors.”

Mahon received the Navy good Conduct Medal, The World War II Victory Medal, The American Campaign Medal, The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy Reserve Discharge Button, and the WWII Honorable Service Lapel Pin.
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