Sometimes recognition for meritorious service is quick, and sometimes it comes unexpectedly after a long passage of time.

For Luther Shields, much delayed honor came last October at in a Vista Grande Inn ceremony in Cortez, Colorado. He was presented with a half-dozen medals earned during World War II.

Read the story, WWII vet finally awarded medals 60 years after serving country, in the Cortez Journal online.

Also, several posts on Luther’s fascinating escape story are available on this site.

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