WWII veteran finally being awarded Purple Heart

CHIPPEWA FALLS — A World War II veteran who spent more than a year as a prisoner of war is finally being awarded the Purple Heart.

Max Bergen will receive the medal Friday, The Leader-Telegram reported . The 94-year-old Wisconsin man says he’s overwhelmed and stunned by the honor.

“I don’t know if words can accurately describe how I feel,” he said. “It took a long time for it to sink in. I didn’t realize it would mean so much to me, but it does. I’m just grateful for all...

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