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Vet receives medals for role in D-Day
Honors were a long process, daughter says
World War II veteran Johnson W. “Dub” Brown, left, receives medals from U.S. Rep. Tom Graves during a ceremony Monday at Cumming City Hall. Brown took part in the D-Day landing at Omaha Beach with the U.S. Navy Reserves. - photo by Autumn Vetter
A daughter’s pride in her father and persistence to see him honored were realized Monday. During a ceremony at Cumming City Hall, Johnson W. “Dub” Brown received eight medals for his military service in World War II.Brown’s daughter, Melanie Curtis, had spent eight years appealing to various elected officials, from the president to Georgia governors, in an attempt to get her father’s actions recognized. District 9 Rep. Tom Graves finally was able to secure the medals, ribbons and pins, presenting them to him Monday.“This is an exciting moment for the family, but really for all of us,” Graves said.