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    • WWII Vet finally gets his medals

    • State Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., presents New Castle resident and WWII veteran Francis “Franny” Weaver with five medals he earned during his two years of service from 1944 to 1946, during a special ceremony on Thursday, April 17, at Coons’ Wilmington office. Weaver never received his medals for a variety of reasons, including a fire at the National Archives in 1973, but Coons’ staff was able to find enough evidence to have Weaver’s medals issued at last.  

      Posted Apr. 18, 2014