World War II veteran finally received 'overdue' medals more than 70 years after serving

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) presented "overdue" medals to Raymond Loring Chambers, who served in the U.S. Navy. He'll be getting the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, the American Campaign Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal. Chambers was a member of the 5th Marine Combat Division from 1943 to 1946, deployed overseas multiple times and fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima. After serving, Chambers was presumed to be uninjured, but nearly 60 years later, doctors found shrapnel in his leg when he complained of pain. Chambers has lived in Florida for more than 60 years.
Published: 5:45 PM EDT May 24, 2019
Updated: 5:44 PM EDT May 24, 2019