‘Heroism Knows No Age’: WWII Veteran Receives Medal 75 Years After It Was Awarded
- August 11, 2021
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A World War II U.S. Army veteran has been presented with a Bronze Star medal, 75 years after the medal was first awarded; however, the veteran had no idea of his accolade at the time. The Bronze Star medal was presented to Private First Class Ubaldo Joseph Ciniero in a ceremony at his home in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on July 27. Brigadier General Michael J. Leeney, the deputy commanding general of operations for the 40th Infantry Division, attended in person to deliver the veteran's long-awaited award. "In retrospect, when we look back and understand what he did when he was a young man, it's like, wow," said Ciniero's son, Joel Ciniero, in footage shot by the California National Guard. "I've got to tell you, it sets you down for a minute, makes you think. For sure, my dad is my hero." According to Joel, his father never spoke about the war ...