A World War II veteran received some very special surprise recognition for his service.
Dick Holland Sr. never received the medals he earned while serving as a torpedo bomber pilot in the South Pacific.
"We were anxious to get home," Holland told FOX. "We'd been there almost 2 1/2 years, we were anxious to get home. We were happy it was over."
The lieutenant commander in the Navy Reserve was so happy that he never got his medals. He went on to marry his sweetheart and raise a family. Thanks to his children and grandchildren, the 91-year-old finally received his awards.
Inside his home Saturday, Holland received the American Campaign medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal, and the Philippine Liberation Medal, along with a special proclamation from the state House of Representatives and a certificate of appreciation from the Navy.
Sunny and mild Monday with a chance of rain by Tuesday morning.
We are looking at a pleasant but cool stretch of weather ahead. Temperatures will be running roughly 5-7 degrees below normal giving us cool mornings (50's and 40's) and mild afternoons (low 70's) through the week. The next chance of rain is Tuesday morning.
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