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Sen. Manchin gets family’s WWII medals replaced after 2016 floods

Sen. Manchin gets family’s WWII medals replaced after 2016 floods


TEARS TODAY AS THEY RECEIVED A FULL SET OF THEIR FATHER’S WAR MEDALS THAT WERE TAKEN BY THE SWIFT WATERS OF THE 20-16 FLOOD. 13 NEWS REPORTER HANNAH GOETZ JOINS US LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH THIS HEART- WARMING STORY. THE ENGLE FAMILY LOST THEIR FATHER’S WAR MEDALS IN THE 20-16 FLOODS. AN IRREPLACEABLEM OMENTO — OR SO THEY THOUGHT UNTIL A MEETING WITH U-S SENATOR MANCHIN TODAY. 00:21-:26 00:29-:44 00:48-:55 TONY ENGLE – SON OF WAR HERO “WE HAD THOSE EVER SINCE HE CAME HOME FROM THE MILITARY AND IT’S GONE” THE LATE THURSTON ENGLE ENLISTED IN THE U.S. ARMY IN THE FALL OF 1939 AT THE YOUNG AGE OF 18… DURING WOLD WAR II HE WAS DEPLOYED TO GERMANY WHERE HE WAS CAPTURED BY GERMANS AND HELD IN A CONCENTRATION CAMP FOR MONTHS TONY ENGLE – SON OF WAR HERO “HIS EXTREME HARDSHIP AND THESE MEDALS REPRESENT WHAT HE WENT THROUGH” AFTER HE AND HIS FELLOW SOLDIERS WERE LIBERATED HE WAS AWARDED A TOTAL OF 23 MEDALS INCLUDING THE BRONZE STAR AND 2 PURPLE HEARTS… WHEN THE 2016 FLOODS HIT HIS DAUGHTERS HOME IN CLENDENIN…THE MEDALS WERE WASHED AWAY WITH THE RUSHING WATERS… SENATOR JOE MANCHIN GOT WIND OF THE HEARTBREAKING LOSS… AND TOOK ACTION TO REPLACE THE FAMILY HEARLOOMS. SEN. JOE MANCHIN – WEST VIRGINIA “OUR STAFF STARTED WORKING AND WAS ABLE TO INQUIRE ALL OF THE MEDALS BACK SO THAT THE FAMILY WAS ABLETO HAVE THEM AS A KEEPSAKE FOR THEM TO BE HANDED DOWN FOR GENERATIONS TO COME” ENGLE’S LEGACY WILL NOW LIVE ON THROUGH HIS CHILDREN, GREAT GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN WHO CAN LOOK AT THE MEDALS AND UNDERSTAND HIS HEROISM. MANCHIN “I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR FOR A FAMILY TO UNDERSTAND THE COMMITMENT AND SACRIFICES AND REALLY THE PART OF THIS COUNTRY THAT THEIR FATHER PLAYED A PART IN” ENGLE “FOR US TO GET THEM BACK THERE ARE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE THAT” ENGLE’S FAMILY SAYS HE DIDN’T TALK MUCH ABOUT THE WAR — EXCEPT FOR ONE STORY FROM THE MOMENTS BEFORE HE WAS CAPTURED. TO HEAR THAT STORY YOU CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE, AT WOWK -TV-DOT COM. JENNIFER? MEDICAL CANNABIS PRODUCTS MIGHT BE AVAILABLE IN WEST VIRGINIA SOMETIME NEXT YEAR. THAT’S THE ASSESSMENT FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS, NOW THAT THE MOUNTAIN STATE HAS


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