WWII veteran’s stolen medals replaced

WWII veteran’s stolen medals replaced
WWII veteran Leslie Burchard receives replacement medals during a ceremony at the VFW Post in Leadington. (Source: Office of Rep. Jason Smith)

LEADINGTON, MO (KFVS) - Service medals stolen many years ago from a World War Two veteran were replaced during a special ceremony Saturday, Sept. 29.

At the VFW Post in Leadington, U.S. Representative Jason Smith presented six replacement medals to Leslie Arville Burchard.

According to Rep. Smith’s office, Burchard served as a rifleman in WWII from March 1944 to May 1946.

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