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Mildred Pretzer, a World War II veteran who served in the Women's Army Corps, speaks during a ceremony in her honor at The Colonnades on Tuesday. Pretzer was presented with the Army Good Conduct Medal, the WAC Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Honorable Service Lapel Pin once it was determined she was eligible for the awards that had not previously been presented to her. Photo / Ryan M. Kelly / The Daily Progress
Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:34 pm
Updated: 11:16 am, Wed Aug 20, 2014.
Posted on Aug 19, 2014
It took 68 years and a U.S. senator before Mildred Pretzer got what was coming to her.
The 100-year-old resident of The Colonnades, a retirement community near Charlottesville, was honored on Tuesday by Sen. Timothy Kaine, D-Virginia, and a phalanx of U.S. Army soldiers in Class A dress as she received several military honors for her World War II service in the Women’s Army Corps.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:34 pm.
Updated: 11:16 am.