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95-year-old WWII vet receives recognition

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YAKIMA, WA - A 95-year-old World War II veteran received the proper recognition for the time he served.

Fred Rollinger, who served in the Army during World War II from 1942 to 1946, received a Quilt of Valor and a World War II victory certificate.

The certificate is given to each veteran who fought in World War II, but very few have actually received it. Rollinger says he is honored and surprised by the recognition he received.

"Well it's just I've been a quiet person almost all of my life; I didn't expect anything like this to happen," Rollinger said.

16 other WWII veterans living within Yakima County have also received a victory certificate. Like many of them, Rollinger is thankful and glad his family was there for this moment.

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