World War II vet awarded Bronze Star

Sen. Ron Johnson pins the Bronze Star on Len Erickson. (WLUK image)

NEENAH (WLUK) -- A World War II veteran received a well-deserved medal, in Neenah, for his service.

Len Erickson, 97, was awarded the Bronze Star for his heroic achievement during the war.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army in December 1944 and served in active combat in France and Germany.

Before being sent home in 1946, Erickson served as a guard for a concentration camp where Nazi prisoners were held.

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