World War II Navy Veteran shares his story

World War II Navy Veteran shares his story


marquette.a look at each…TONIGHT ON LOCAL 3 NEWS. 3 3 3 3 CYNTHIA GOOD EVENING, THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR LOCAL 3 NEWS- I’M CYNTHIA THOMPSON. 3 As the country celebrates Independence Day, we begin tonight with the special story of a veteran from the U.P.It’s a great reminder that ‘Freedom is not Free.’Local 3’s Rebecca Bartelme has more about a man she met today at the 4th of July parade in Gladstone. 3 Reporter: Enjoying today’s parade in Gladstone was 93- year-old Leon Snyder.He’s WWII Purple Heart veteran.Leon Snyder: “I was in the Navy and I last my ship and was sunk by some kamikaze planes and most of the men went down with the ship and I’m lucky to be here today”Reporter: According to an aticle in The Daily Press out of Escanaba, before Snyder was 20 years-old when sank into the Pacific Ocean.He was wounded and treaded in water for three days with other survivors until they were rescued. “Praise the Lord!” Reporter: Because of this, Snyder is a Purple Heart recipient.James: “What was it like to get that honor?” Snyder: “Oh great. I felt so great. It was unreal.” Reporter: and what may also be unreal to Snyder is to one day meet President Trump….but that is his dream. Reporting in Gladstone, Rebecca Bartelme, Local 3 News…

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