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WWII Vet finally honored

January 7, 2008

Valdosta - A World War Two veteran from Savannah received one of the Air Force's top awards, 63 years after his heroic service.

Henry Baker was a flying safety officer honored for the 300 plus hours he spent in the India-China Division, covering a very dangerous route where enemy attacks were probable and expected.

Monday, Lt. General Gary North presented him with the Flying Cross Medal for his heroic actions.

That medal is presented to someone who distinguishes himself by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight.

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