R.I. vet­eran hon­ored for ser­vice dur­ing WWII

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Cranston, R.I. (AP) — A 94-year-old vet­eran from Rhode Is­land is be­ing hon­ored for his ser­vice in World War II more than 70 years ago.

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed on Fri­day pre­sented Ben­jamin “Benny” Car­bone with medals he earned for his ac­tions dur­ing the war.

Car­bone joined the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1943 and com­pleted 50 com­bat mis­sions on a B-24 air­craft by the time he was 20 years old. Car­bone served as a ball tur­ret gun­ner, who pro­tected the plane from en­emy air­craft.

Car­bone was hon­or­ably dis­charged in Oc­to­ber 1945. He later went on to be the plumb­ing in­spec­tor for the city of Prov­i­dence.

Reed says vet­er­ans like Car­bone “con­tinue to in­spire us and their con­tri­bu­tions to our na­tion will not be for­got­ten.”

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