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Veteran receives high honor


Springfield - A Springfield veteran receives a high honor this Tuesday morning.


Senator Dick Durbin presented the Congressional Gold Medal to Deloyce McMurray, a World War II veteran and member of the Montford. The Montford were African American soldiers who served in the Marine Corps while those armed forces were still segregated.


President Obama presented the medal to more than 300 in Washington, but McMurray could not attend due to health concerns. Today McMurray was joined by family, U.S. Marine Corps reps, and more.

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