Month: August 2018

Hemet man receives Congressional Gold Medal for secret missions in World War II

William Becker was 18 years old in 1945 during World War II when he became part of a crew that ran clandestine missions deep inside German-occupied territories. Now 92, he was presented the Congressional Gold Medal on Wednesday, Aug. 1, the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress. The medallion was presented by Rep. Raul Ruiz, …

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