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Veteran earns Congressional Gold Medal

Stowe Reporter - 1:08 pm Fri Jan 11th, 2019

A local veteran got the surprise of his life when he learned that an event for World War II veterans was actually a ceremony honoring him with the Congressional Gold Medal.

Albert "Bulldog" Besser, 94, who lives on Stagecoach Road in Morrisville, received the award Monday at Montpelier City Hall for his years of service in World War II.

The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest honor Congress can award to a civilian, said Congressman Peter Welch, who presented the award to Besser.

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Franklin, VT 05457 (Set as Local)
Morrisville, VT 05661 (Set as Local)
Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)
Stowe, VT 05672 (Set as Local)

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