Veteran gets overdue Bronze Star - - Jackson, MS

Veteran gets overdue Bronze Star

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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Earl Derrington, Jr. received a bronze star Tuesday afternoon that is long overdue.

The WWII vet was captured as a POW in Dec. 1943 in Germany while serving in Co E 310th Infantry.

He is currently serving his 4th term on the Veterans Administration Prisoners of War Advisory Committee.

He and his wife of 62 years live in northeast Jackson.

His service was documented on our own Veteran's History Project on WLBT.

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