A California World War II Army veteran has lastly acquired the Bronze Star Medal 75 years after incomes it, in accordance with the California National Guard.
Ubaldo “Joseph” Ciniero, 95, was first stationed in France, the place he fought in fight in January of 1945. His division was later stationed within the Netherlands, the place Ciniero crossed the (*75*) River and superior to the Harz Mountains, the California National Guard’s journal, Grizzly, reported.
“I am here today to right a wrong,” U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Michael Leeney, deputy commander of the fortieth Infantry Division in Los Alamitos, stated as he introduced Ciniero with the consideration on Tuesday, in accordance with the Guard. “This is a presentation of the Bronze Star Medal, which is one of the highest awards the Army has for valor in combat.”
The star is awarded to U.S. army service members who served after Dec. 6, 1941, and accomplished a “heroic or meritorious achievement or service” whereas engaged in army operations, the Army’s web site states.
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The ceremony was held at Ciniero’s residence in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
“You know what’s odd, in my whole life, he’s just my dad. And today I realized my dad’s a hero,” Joel Ciniero, the veteran’s son, advised the National Guard’s journal. “It was like, wow! I got to tell you, I get a little bit emotional about it.”
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Joel stated his father by no means spoke in regards to the struggle “because I think combat was difficult for him,” he stated.
“Even when we are out and he’s wearing his WWII veteran hat, and people say thank you for your service,” Joel stated. “The challenge for him is he’s grateful, however he actually thinks the thanks goes to all his buddies that didn’t come again from the struggle.
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Ciniero’s division was acknowledged by the U.S. Army’s Center of Military History and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 for serving to to liberate a focus camp known as the Halberstadt-Zwieberge, in accordance with the Guard.
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