Congressman Raul Grijalva presents lost medals to son of WWII ve - Tucson News Now

Congressman Raul Grijalva presents lost medals to son of WWII veteran

Congressman Raul Grijalva gave the medals for Jose Cruz Aranda to his son Gilbert Aranda. (Source: Office of Congressman Raul Grijalva) Congressman Raul Grijalva gave the medals for Jose Cruz Aranda to his son Gilbert Aranda. (Source: Office of Congressman Raul Grijalva)
(Source: Office of Congressman Raul Grijalva) (Source: Office of Congressman Raul Grijalva)
(Source: Office of Congressman Raul Grijalva) (Source: Office of Congressman Raul Grijalva)
(Source: Office of Congressman Raul Grijalva) (Source: Office of Congressman Raul Grijalva)
(Source: Office of Congressman Raul Grijalva) (Source: Office of Congressman Raul Grijalva)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Congressman Raul Grijalva presented medals to the son of a World War II veteran at a special event on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 3.  

According to a news release, Grijalva gave the medals for Jose Cruz Aranda to his son Gilbert Aranda. Cruz Aranda served honorably from Feb. 20, 1942 to Nov. 3, 1945 in the U.S. Army's 220th Field Artillery, fighting in Rhineland, Northern France and Central Europe.   

He never received the medals he earned in recognition of his bravery during his service.

During Thursday's presentation, Gilbert Aranda received his father's Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and Bronze Star Attachment (Triple), World War II Victory Medal, Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII, and Marksman Badge and Carbine Bar. 

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