Soldier gets his medals 67 years later
Thursday, August 30, 2012
After World War II, Vernon Sievert went about his life like many other veterans. The Ashland native reintegrated into civilian life, earned a degree, took a job and started a family with his wife.
He rarely talked about the war or his missions on a B-17 bomber, even with his own daughter.
Five years ago, Margery Detring, his only child, was going through some of his possessions to make sure she got his military medals and paperwork in order before he died. She came upon a small cedar box containing paperwork from the military showing that he had earned three medals.