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93-year-old man recognized for service

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GALLATIN, TN (WSMV) -

Almost 70 years after WWII ended, a veteran is being honored.

Today, 93-year-old first class petty officer James Horton received one silver star, and three bronze service stars for his actions in battle.

Horton was 23 years old when stationed onboard the U.S.S. Denver, he was injured in a Kamikaze attack, he's the only surviving Tennessean from the ship's crew.

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