Medal Of Honor
Walter D. Ehlers died Thursday at a Long Beach hospital of kidney failure. He was 92, and his passing leaves only seven surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipients.
For some of the men, the recognition will come more than 70 years after their acts of bravery and heroism.
The US Postal Service has issued a World War Two Medal of Honor stamp.
Military medals – including a Purple Heart – lost for nearly 70 years were returned to a decorated veteran’s Thousand Oaks family.