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World War II Veteran Presented Prisoner of War Medal

Col. Scott W. Beidleman, director, Space and Missile Systems
Center, Development Planning Directorate, at Los Angeles Air Force Base,
Calif., presides over a Prisoner of War Medal presentation, Oct 25, 2013.
The POW Medal was presented to WW II Army Air Corps SSgt. Charles Brudo at
the request of USAF (ret) Col Vincent Fonke who was the pilot of the ill
fated B-17 that was abandoned after heavy damage by German fighters on Aug
16, 1944; both were taken prisoner and liberated on April 29, 1945. (U.S.
Air Force photo by Joe Juarez)

Col. Scott W. Beidleman, director, Space and Missile Systems Center, Development Planning Directorate, at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., presides over a Prisoner of War Medal presentation, Oct 25, 2013. The POW Medal was presented to WW II Army Air Corps SSgt. Charles Brudo at the request of USAF (ret) Col Vincent Fonke who was the pilot of the ill fated B-17 that was abandoned after heavy damage by German fighters on Aug 16, 1944; both were taken prisoner and liberated on April 29, 1945. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joe Juarez)

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, El Segundo, Calif. -- Col. Scott W. Beidleman, director, Space and Missile Systems
Center, Development Planning Directorate, at Los Angeles Air Force Base,
Calif., presides over a Prisoner of War Medal presentation, Oct 25, 2013.
The POW Medal was presented to WW II Army Air Corps SSgt. Charles Brudo at
the request of USAF (ret) Col Vincent Fonke who was the pilot of the ill
fated B-17 that was abandoned after heavy damage by German fighters on Aug
16, 1944; both were taken prisoner and liberated on April 29, 1945. (U.S.
Air Force photo by Joe Juarez)