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Last Ohama Beach Medal of Honor recipient laid to rest

Monday, Mar 10, 2014 - 00:41

March 10 - The last surviving recipient of the Medal of Honor for storming Omaha Beach on D-Day in World War II was laid to rest with full military honors. Mana Rabiee reports.

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World War II veteran Walter Ehlers was laid to rest over the weekend in California's Riverside National Cemetery. The 92-year-old was the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient to storm Omaha Beach on D-Day. SOUNDBITE: LT. GEN. PERRY WIGGINS READING FROM CITATION: "Walter led his men from the front and his 12-man reconnaissance team onto the beach. They scaled the heights and passed through the breach in a German mine field and without a single casualty, which he was very proud of.'" Ehlers also saw action during the Battle of the Bulge. He was buried with full military honors and a flyover. A fitting tribute in saying goodbye to the last of a kind.

Last Ohama Beach Medal of Honor recipient laid to rest

Monday, Mar 10, 2014 - 00:41

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