World War II Veteran to Receive Replacement War Medals

Updated 2 years ago

A 92-year-old Maine man is getting replacements for his long-lost World War II medals. Donald Lucero is scheduled to receive the medals during a ceremony at the State House on Friday. Lucero is a former prisoner of war who survived the Bataan Death March, during which thousands of U.S. and Filipino soldiers died while being forcibly marched by Japanese soldiers to a concentration camp in the Philippines. He received several medals for his valor, including two Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart and other citations. The medals were lost over the years, and substitute medals are being provided by the military.


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