AAA  Jul. 3, 2014 2:13 PM ET
Merchant marine veteran gets World War II medals
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(AP) — A World War II veteran from New Hampshire has gotten his service medals just before Independence Day.

U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter presented Norman Sanborn with six awards Thursday, including several combat medals and bars. Sanborn served aboard U.S. Merchant Marine ships from 1945-46.

According to Shea-Porter's office, he is active in the veteran community and often pushes others to inquire about their service medals but until recently didn't think to research his own.

Shea-Porter thanked Sanborn for his service as she presented the medals Thursday in Rochester.

Associated Press
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