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Alabama man finally gets Bronze Star for WWII

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FLORENCE, AL (AP) -

Euell Stutts of Florence got a Bronze Star pinned to his lapel 66 years after he left Europe as a sergeant in World War II to return home to north Alabama.

Stutts was honored Friday night at a veterans' dinner in Huntsville. He should have received the award upon his discharge, but some got overlooked because of the high volume of heroes leaving the armed forces.

He told the TimesDaily that the veterans' dinner made a big deal out of it. He even got the award pinned on by a two-star general.

Stutts served in Europe with the Army as it advanced from France into Germany. He said his regiment fought the whole way and helped liberate a concentration camp in Germany.

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