ROME, N.Y. -- On Friday, Congressman Anthony Brindisi honored a local veteran for his military service.
Rome veteran Hugh Aikens, served in World War II and the Korean War.
Aikens served as a machine gunner for general patton in world war two, served in the army reserves, and was sent to Korea.
Following his service, he returned home but never received his medals.
"Oh, it's fantastic. You heard him on stage," said Terry Aikens, son of Hugh Aikens. "He was tickled pink. Thanks to Mr. Brindisi. My wife Patty contacted him and within a week we got a letter from him stating that he was going to look into the matter, which he did and within two or three weeks he had all of his medals."
Mr. Aikens received the purple heart, bronze and silver star medals, just to name a few.
The New York State School for the Deaf also honored Mr. Aikens with a colorguard presentation, national anthem, and handbell routine.