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Bassett Army WWII veteran receives his medals

Bassett Army WWII veteran receives his medals


MAKING FOR A MEMBER OF THE GREATEST GENERATION. AN ARMY VETERAN FROM BASSETT FINALLY RECEIVES HIS MEDALS FROM SERVING IN WORLD WAR TWO. VIDEO OFF TOP OF MR. TURNER LOOKING AT MEDALS TRACK ONE IT’S BEEN A BIG WEEK FOR WORLD WAR TWO VETERAN AND BASSETT NATIVE D-V TURNER JUNIOR…. QUICK SOT @ 11:10:42 “I WASN’T EXPECTING ALL OF THIS, BUT IT’S BEEN A BLESSING.” TRACK TWO .BECAUSE MORE THAN SEVENTY YEARS AFTER BEING HONORABLY DISCHARGED… QUICK SOT @ 11:26:21 “THE ARMY LIFE WAS GOOD. IT SERVED ME WELL.” TRACK THREE …HE FINALLY GOT THE MEDALS HE EARNED FROM SERVING IN WORLD WAR TWO. THESE ARE PICTURES HIS FAMILY SHARED WITH TEN NEWS OF THIS WEEK’S CEREMONY. SOT @ 11:27:05 “IT WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST BLESSINGS THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME TO BE DRAFTED INTO SERVICE.” TRACK FOUR TURNER WAS DRAFTED INTO THE ARMY IN 19-44… AND SPENT MUCH OF HIS SERVICE AS A DRIVER DURING THE WAR. SOT @ 11:19:06 “SEE, I WAS IN A CAR COMPANY. WE FURNISHED TRANSPORTATION FOR ANYBODY IT WANTED. GOT GENERALS ON DOWN. I’VE DRIVEN THE GENERAL’S CAR, TOO.” TRACK FIVE TURNER RETURNED HOME AFTER THAT AND SPENT MORE THAN THIRTY-SIX YEARS WORKING AT DUPONT… AND RAISING A FAMILY WITH HIS WIFE, HATTIE. THE TWO GREW UP TOGETHER AND JUST CELEBRATED 67 YEARS OF MARRIAGE. SOT @ 11:24:29 “NATURE HAS A FUNNY WAY OF DOING THINGS AND I GUESS IT WAS JUST MEANT TO BE.” TRACK SIX TWO DAYS AFTER HIS MEDAL CEREMONY… TURNER IS STILL SURPRISED… AND HONORED… AND SAYS MORE PEOPLE COULD BENEFIT FROM THE TYPES OF EXPERIENCES HE GOT WHILE SERVING. SOT @ 11:28:33 “IT CHANGES YOUR LIFE. IT GIVES YOU MORE OF, A BROADER VIEW OF LIFE. ONE OF TURNER’S SONS CONTACTED CONGRESSMAN MORGAN GRIFFITH’S OFFICE TO START THE PROCESS OF GETTING TURNER HIS MEDALS.


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