US Sen. Coleman presents medals in ceremony Monday at Akeley VFW
Kathleen Swanson wept for the father she never knew. He died the day she was born.
Ethel Johnson wept for a marriage cut short by war, wondering how a widow would care for her newborn daughter.
Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) comforted both women Monday as he awarded them posthumous medals commemorating Corp. Edward Newsom's service to his country, and his ultimate sacrifice in the South Pacific during World War II.
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