Pfc. Edward Bedno, U.S. Army, sat in a wheelchair in front of more than 100 veterans on Friday morning, waiting to finally receive his Bronze Star Medal. He earned the honor 77 years ago. He didn’t mind waiting a few more minutes.
The Mundelein resident earned the medal, along with a Purple Heart, after being wounded in combat in Okinawa, Japan on May 20, 1945.