April 27, 2014 12:55 PM

Costa presents Dos Palos World War II-era veteran with medals

At the end of World War II, many veterans just wanted to get home to their families and loved ones. Pedro “Pete” Cortez of Dos Palos was one of those veterans, and in his hurry to get back on American soil, he missed receiving medals he was due as part of the occupation of Japan after the war.

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