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After 70 years, 92-year-old WWII vet will receive service medals

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PEARL HARBOR (HawaiiNewsNow) -

After 70 years, a 92-year-old World War II veteran will finally receive the medals he earned for his service in a ceremony on Tuesday at Pearl Harbor.

The National Park Service said Charles Wolf, who was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943, attended medical corps training and was assigned to the 54th General Hospital in New Guinea. Though he was honorably discharged in January 1946, he never received his service medals. Those medals include the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Philippines Liberation Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal.

After the war, Wolf entered the family laundry business and eventually opened his own stores.

His daughter, Jill Eilert, will also travel with Wolf to Pearl Harbor.

The medals will be presented at 1:30 p.m. at the Pearl Harbor visitor center.

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