Seventy-one years after earning the Bronze Star for his service in World War II, Buddy Hungerford was presented the medal Thursday by Rep. Mick Mulvaney in a brief ceremony at the Springs House.
“Mr. Hungerford,” Mulvaney said, formally addressing the 91-year-old veteran at the base of the grand staircase. A crowd of more than 50 Rotarians and guests looked on.
“Yes, sir,” Hungerford said.
When Mulvaney called his name, Hungerford, who walks with a slight stoop, straightened to his full height. His wife, Deanna, stood at his side.