Wartime artifacts from Silver Star recipient presented to National Memorial in Bedford

Russell Lipes given star for his actions on D-Day

BEDFORD, Va.- – The family of a D-Day Silver Star recipient wants his life to be remembered for generations to come. 

The family of Russell Lipes presented the National D-Day Memorial staff with artifacts from his wartime for the Foundation's archives Friday.

Lipes received the Silver Star from his action on D-Day. Along with the star, his dog tags and other items were boxed up until they were found a few years ago. 

"Oh, I'm very humbled to be able to do this. This is where it belongs. The legacy of the D-Day invasion needs to be carried on from generations to generations," said Edward Hoover, family member. 

Following the presentation, Memorial volunteer Dick Elder will give Lipes' family members a tour of the Memorial.

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