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John Luczka, center, holds the medals he hadn’t received after serving in the Navy during WWII until Thursday, Sept. 22. To Luczka’s left is his niece Linda Novak, who pursued obtaining the medals, and to his right kneels Cora Schroeter, constituent representative from U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko’s office.

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Veteran receives overdue honors

Niskayuna resident gets WWII medals at Ingersoll Place with family, friends

For one Navy veteran, receiving the medals he earned during WWII came as a complete, but pleasant, surprise.


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