For some of the men, the recognition will come more than 70 years after their acts of bravery and heroism.
Thanks to a member of Congress, a World War II veteran’s stolen medals have been replaced.
Smith, 33 next month, won his medals in the 500m race in the 2002 winter games in Salt Lake City and the 5000m relay at the 2006 games in Turin.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Southland water district official was constitutionally protected after he falsely claimed to have been awarded a military honor.
Some Lancaster students Friday made sure that local soldiers would not be forgotten when they deploy overseas.