Huntsville WWII veteran receives replacement medals after they were stolen from him

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Charles Boynton was one of the soldiers who landed in Normandy during World War II.  He says it took only 14 hours for many of his comrades to lose their lives.

Boynton did earn medals for his service.  But sadly, they were stolen from him.  His daughter applied to have the medals replaced but they were concerned they would not get to him in time.

Boynton now receives care from Gentiva Hospice.  Recently, Gentiva and Still Serving Veterans took to the phones and emails to get the medals delivered sooner.

With the medals here as promised, the family is overjoyed to see them back on the chest of their soldier.

Mr. Boynton, thank you for your service.