Retired veterinarian Lauren Brown displays his service portrait and one of his overdue military medals from World War II that he received March 14, 2015, at Christian Health Care Center in Lynden. A longtime friend, David Kroontje, helped Brown compile evidence showing the medals should be awarded to him 70 years after the war’s end.
Retired veterinarian Lauren Brown displays his service portrait and one of his overdue military medals from World War II that he received March 14, 2015, at Christian Health Care Center in Lynden. A longtime friend, David Kroontje, helped Brown compile evidence showing the medals should be awarded to him 70 years after the war’s end. David M. Kroontje Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald
Retired veterinarian Lauren Brown displays his service portrait and one of his overdue military medals from World War II that he received March 14, 2015, at Christian Health Care Center in Lynden. A longtime friend, David Kroontje, helped Brown compile evidence showing the medals should be awarded to him 70 years after the war’s end. David M. Kroontje Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

WWII soldier receives long-overdue service medals

September 05, 2015 06:58 AM