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Former WWII medical officer receives long overdue medals

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Eugene M. Narsete, M.D., was presented the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal by Col. Sean Murphy, Deputy Assistant Surgeon General for Healthcare Operations, during a dinner celebrating Narsete's 90th birthday, Jan 7, 2012.

Narsete performed duty within the continental United States for one year during WWII as a private first class. He then attended medical school at Loyola University with the promise he would return to serve as a doctor in the U.S. Armed Forces.

After he received his medical degree he accepted a commission as a captain as an aviation medical officer in 1946 and was assigned to Headquarters Army Air Forces in Washington D.C.

Narsete never received his medals during his career.

Article by Air Force News Service