Hometown Hero finally receives POW medal

By Amanda Porterfield | aporterfield@wcia.com

Published 05/09 2014 06:20PM

Updated 12/12 2014 10:58AM

CHARLESTON -- He was a prisoner of war during World War II. Now, decades later, one Central Illinois Hometown Hero is getting a medal.

After nearly 70-years, Sergeant Alva Moss and seven other veterans got their Prisoner of War Medals. They were honored at the Pentagon.

The medals were handed out decades after they were kept at a camp in Switzerland and "treated horribly." They were commended for their bravery.

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