In 2002, Calhouner Laymon Junior Godfrey, 78, who saw the battlefield's of western Europe in WWII, got his battlefield medals 57 years after the war.

With muted voice and misty eyes, he simply said "Thank you."

Godfrey then said, "I do remember the cold feet, wet back and c-rations. I remember riding behind in an ammo truck and seeing the Sergeants arm, sticking from a truck window, being shot off by a 20mm. There were times dust popped on my pant-legs from gunfire. I remember that well."