Cuyahoga Falls -- Overdue honors were bestowed upon a Fallsite Aug. 28 on a beautiful afternoon far removed from the battlefield conditions where they were earned.

Theodore Smith, now 92, was presented with the military medals he earned 70 years ago as a corporal in the 2nd Armored Division in the U.S. Army during World War II. Representatives from the office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown arranged the ceremony for Smith and six other Summit County veterans before an Akron Aeros game at Canal Park. Brown is a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. Tramonte Distributing (Miller Lite) sponsors "Veterans Appreciation Day" annually at an Akron Aeros game, according to Jim Pfander, executive vice president/chief operating officer for the Akron Aeros.

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