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Herbert Neaumann received two medals, one for service in the Battle of Normandy and one for service in the Battle of the Bulge, and on June 24, he received a third for his part in the Liberation of Paris. Submitted photos

Belatedly, WWII earns vet another medal

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Toward the end of World War II, Paris was still under Nazi occupation, until one night, the United States Army snuck past Nazi lines. On Aug. 25, 1944, Paris was declared liberated.

“People were crazy happy,” John Neumann said, remembering what his dad had told him about the experience.  

His dad was one of the soldiers hunkered down in a vehicle with the lights off, driving five miles an hour, sneaking past the border.

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