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Madison Man Honored for Service During WWII

Posted: Updated: Feb 19, 2013 06:12 PM

People of all ages came to the Madison County Administration Building for a very special ceremony Tuesday afternoon. A Madison County man was honored for his service during World War II. 

Congressman Robert Hurt presented 90-year-old Cecil Berry with a Bronze Star. The Bronze Star  is the fourth highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service.

Berry's neighbor says although he is soft-spoken, Berry is thankful for the honor.

"I think deep down he appreciates it. He really didn't want this much excitement, but I think he did OK. He's like most combat veterans. They really don't talk about what they did," said Randall Lillard of the American Legion Post 157. 

The American Legion Post 157 of Madison County helped organize the ceremony.

Congressman Hurt emphasized how important it was to have the younger generation there to thank Berry for his service to our country.

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