LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. - He was injured during the Korean War, but that didn't stop him from going back out on the front lines. On Saturday afternoon, a Kern County veteran was honored by congressman Kevin McCarthy.
"That's a big honor. It's an honor to have him here. I appreciate that," said Peter Pappas.
McCarthy presented Peter Pappas with several medals he earned during the war. Pappas said he forgot about the medals after he came home from the war. But, councilwoman Jackie Sullivan called McCarthy and told him about the medals. McCarthy then made plans to present them in person to Pappas in Lake Isabella.
Here's what McCarthy said:
Peter Pappas served this country proudly, honorably, and deserves a medal and I want to say on behalf of this country, 'thank you' to him, and make sure he is given the honor he deserves because he was walking the lines in Korea and America was able to move on because he was protecting us.
McCarthy presented Pappas with the Purple Heart, National Defense Service medal, the 50th Anniversary Korean War medal and several other awards as well.
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