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WWII Hero Honored with Medal 

A World War Two veteran from Farmingdale was honored posthumously Sunday with a Gold Star Honorable Service Medal.Staff Sergeant Alden R. Littlefield died in service in Western Germany, while serving with the 42nd Infantry Division and General George Patten’s 7th Army.Littlefield was killed while providing covering fire for his squad, and was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart for his heroic actions. Littlefield’s nephew and namesake, Alden Daigle, accepted the medal on his uncle’s behalf at a ceremony at the Gardiner Commons.The medal ceremony was part of a change of command ceremony for the 133rd Engineer Battalion.