Being called an “American hero,” a 98-year-old Georgia veteran Airman received a long-overdue Prisoner of War Medal this past weekend.

During an Air Force birthday celebration at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins Saturday, former Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz presented Lieutenant Colonel Crawford Hicks with the Department of Defense’s POW medal for his service during World War II. Hicks, a B-17 pilot and surviving prisoner of war (POW), received the medal as a result of continued efforts by the Office of U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) to honor the middle Georgia veteran. 

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