Honoring The Noble Contribution Of This Elderly WWII Veteran

April 20 was a surprising day for Second World War veteran, 94-year-old Wendell Young, in Hoke County, N.C., who served with General George S. Patton.

Congressman Richard Hudson presented the decorated veteran with a special tribute at the Rockfish Town Hall during a surprise ceremony.

Young was presented with a copy of the formal recognition speech given by Hudson on the floor of the House of Representatives earlier this year.

Hudson thinks it’s important to honor people from the World War II generation and honor them as an example, he said.

While many regard Young as a model, his sons say he is even better as a father, abc11.com reported.

He is just Dad with him, said Young’s eldest son, Timothy and he has earned all the recognition he receives.

Ask retired Staff Sergeant Young what he thinks of the hero accolades, and he will giggle and without any pomposity will say he only responded to the call of duty.

Ian Harvey

Ian Harvey is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE