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70 Years Later, WWII Bombardier Receives Presidential Honor

Retired U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt., John R. Pedevillano, 93, of College Park, Md., center, with the Presidential Unit Citation with one Oak Leaf Cluster during a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Retired U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt., John R. Pedevillano, 93, of College Park, Md., center, with the Presidential Unit Citation with one Oak Leaf Cluster during a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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