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Coleridge, NE man honored with medals earned during World War II service

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Protecting our freedom comes at a cost. Those who serve during wartime fight bravely for us to keep that freedom.

Wednesday, a Coleridge, Nebraska, man was honored for the years he served during World War II. Gilbert Brummels served in the U.S. Navy as a Boatswains Mate, Second Class 69-years ago.

He took part in notable battles like Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

And, at 98-years-old, Brummels finally received awards recognizing his good conduct and participation in several battles. "I never expected it. They're wonderful. I'm glad to have them," Gilbert Brummels said. "We're just proud of him, very proud of him," Robert Brummels, Gilbert's Son said.

Brummels' son, Robert, contacted Senator Mike Johanns' office to help obtain the awards. Representatives, who work with Johanns', helped present the medals.

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