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Long delayed medals awarded to local war veteran

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A local World War II veteran has finally received the recognition he has deserved.

In a Friday evening gathering with family, friends and Representative Brian Higgins, 84-year-old Jim Steinmetz of Collins, New York, was awarded a series of medals he earned during his service but never received.

Steinmetz enlisted in the Navy in 1945, patrolling the Atlantic Ocean for submarines.

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