U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy presented a local World War II veteran Monday with service medals.
Reid A. Feather, 87, of Moon served the U.S. Navy from Nov. 22, 1943 to April 14, 1946.
Feather was 18 when he entered the military. He patrolled for German subs along the Atlantic seaboard and briefly served in the European Theater at the end of the conflict.
He was joined by his family and friends at the ceremony in the Moon Township Administrative building.
"I appreciate it very much," Feather said. "I do appreciate the fact that it's possible. I think it's a great idea I was able to get them."
Murphy presented Feather with the following commendations: American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and Honorable Discharge Lapel Pin.
“I am honored to present Mr. Feather with the medals he earned serving our country in the Second World War,” Murphy said. “These overdue commendations reflect his great sacrifices in the name of a worthy cause and our gratitude for all veterans’ steadfast commitment to that cause.”
Murphy's office worked with Feather’s daughter, Beth, to help secure the service medals for her father.
Beth Feather said she was excited to see her father finally receive the commendations, especially because he hadn't in the past.
"I was surprised to learn the congressman wanted to present them,"she added.