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KERN GOLDEN EMPIRE | August 29, 2014

During the Honor Flight fundraising event today, one local veteran was presented with five medals by Congressman Kevin McCarthy that earned during his service in WWII.

The medals were presented to 90-year-old Lee Neukirchner at the Wall of Valor in downtown Bakersfield. Neukirchner served in the US Air Force from 1943 to 1946 during WWII, and, fought in Normandy on D-Day.

Neukirchner received the Army Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three bronze service stars, World War II victory Medal, The Honorable Service Lapel Button, and a Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Bar.