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WHLT: Mississippi World War II Veteran Receives Military Medals

Collins | Sethanie Smith, August 16, 2023
Tags: Veterans
U.S. Representative Mike Ezell (R-Miss.) visited the Mississippi Veterans Home in Collins to honor one of the residents, Pernullus Turner, on Tuesday, August 15.

The 102-year-old Army Sergeant (Ret.) served as a wheeled mechanic and transporter of various vehicles during World War II and was present for that exact role on “D-Day” in France. 

Ezell presented Turner the following military medals he never received during or after his service:
  • World War Two Victory Medal
  • African and European Tour Medal
  • Rifle Marksmanship Medal
  • U.S. Army Good Conduct Medal
  • U.S. Army Victory Lapel (World War Two)
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