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5/24/07

Lubbock Veteran Receives Award for WWII Service

More than 60 years after American soldiers fought for their independence in world war two, the French government is now honoring those soldiers.

In 2001, the French government started the Thank You America Award. Thursday, Lubbock veteran Malfred Vittitow received one of those certificates and says although he's excited, the award is bittersweet. 

"I wish they would've given this to us when all the WWII veterans were still alive. It's a real honor to be given this award, and I do appreciate it," says Vittitow.

Vittitow says he was only 21-years-old when he was in the Normandy campaign, but he still has vivid memories of the war to this day.

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