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Photo gallery: Bill Becket named veteran of the year


Bill Beckett, 92, was named veteran of the year by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079 in Elyria on Sunday.

Beckett entered the U.S. Army in February 1944 and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

He was awarded the Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters and many other military honors.

He has served on the VFW Post 1079 Honor Guard for more than 28 years, performing at services on holidays and at funerals for veterans.

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