A Purple Heart distinction, nearly 66 years later

Paul Voehringer was born in 1916, graduated from Ballston Spa High School and was a self-taught musician, artist and golfer. He enlisted in the Army in 1940 and served in Anchorage, Alaska until 1943 when he received an honorable discharge. He then enlisted in the Army Air Force and served as a bombardier at an air station in Nuthampsted, England where he participated in 12 bomb raids before the one that took his life.

Richard Voehringer said that over the years he has located three survivors from the crash that killed his uncle and was able to learn exactly what happened that day. He said it was nice to finally know what happened to the "honest and good man" he grew up with.


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