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War hero in Chinook recognized for years of service to country, community


December 7, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Franklin Pehrson Sr. holds a medal he earned during World War II at his home Wednesday in Chinook. Pehrson has many medals and honors on display in his house.

On Nov. 21, 98-year-old Frank Pehrson Sr. of Chinook was presented a plaque and a photo from President Donald Trump recognizing and honoring Pehrson's 61 missions in combat as a top turret gunner and a flight engineer during World War II.

"Who knows where we would be today without the greatest generation of military men and women in the world," Bob Brandon said in a letter given to The Havre Daily News. "Frank is one that is still alive today. Let's salute Frank and those that have passed. God bless them all."

Throughout his years Pehrson has received numerous recognitions, awards and med...

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