99-year old WWII veteran honored with 7 medalsLoading
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    Mr. Gome V. Ruiz pumps his fists for the cameras after receiving seven medals at VA Central California Healthcare System Thursday morning, June 13, 2013 in Fresno, Calif. Mr. Gome V. Ruiz, age 99, served in World War II in the US Army from March 7, 1941 through October 28, 1945. Family surrounded him and media in a small conference room at the hospital for the ceremony.
    ERIC PAUL ZAMORA | THE FRESNO BEE
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    Mr. Gome V. Ruiz clasps and shakes his hands as he's introduced by hospital director Joanne Krumberger, right, before receiving seven medals for his service in the war at VA Central California Healthcare System Thursday morning, June 13, 2013 in Fresno, Calif. Mr. Gome V. Ruiz, age 99, served in World War II in the US Army from March 7, 1941 through October 28, 1945. Family surrounded him and media in a small conference room at the hospital for the ceremony.
    ERIC PAUL ZAMORA | THE FRESNO BEE
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    Mr. Gome V. Ruiz, center, stands from his wheelchair supported by his nephew Stanley Ruiz, left, and great niece Mouretta Davis, background, as chief nurse Lt. Col Shaun Skierka, right, pins one of seven medals to Ruiz' blazer at VA Central California Healthcare System Thursday morning, June 13, 2013 in Fresno, Calif. Mr. Gome V. Ruiz, age 99, served in World War II in the US Army from March 7, 1941 through October 28, 1945. Family surrounded him and media in a small conference room at the hospital for the ceremony.
    ERIC PAUL ZAMORA | THE FRESNO BEE
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    Medals are arranged by staff before presentation to Mr. Gome V. Ruiz at VA Central California Healthcare System Thursday morning, June 13, 2013 in Fresno, Calif. Mr. Gome V. Ruiz, age 99, served in World War II in the US Army from March 7, 1941 through October 28, 1945. Family surrounded him and media in a small conference room at the hospital for the ceremony.
    ERIC PAUL ZAMORA | THE FRESNO BEE
  • MEDALS
    Mr. Gome V. Ruiz, center, supported as he stands from his wheelchair by his nephew Stanley Ruiz, far left, and great niece Mouretta Davis, right, shakes hands with hospital director Joanne Krumberger, far right, after receiving seven medals at VA Central California Healthcare System Thursday morning, June 13, 2013 in Fresno, Calif. Mr. Gome V. Ruiz, age 99, served in World War II in the US Army from March 7, 1941 through October 28, 1945. Family surrounded him and media in a small conference room at the hospital for the ceremony.
    ERIC PAUL ZAMORA | THE FRESNO BEE
  • MEDALS
    Family and friends watch as Mr. Gome V. Ruiz receives seven medals at VA Central California Healthcare System Thursday morning, June 13, 2013 in Fresno, Calif. Mr. Gome V. Ruiz, age 99, served in World War II in the US Army from March 7, 1941 through October 28, 1945. Family surrounded him and media in a small conference room at the hospital for the ceremony.
    ERIC PAUL ZAMORA | THE FRESNO BEE
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    Mouretta Davis, out of frame to the left, holds Mr. Gome V. Ruiz' hand during a ceremony where he received seven medals at VA Central California Healthcare System Thursday morning, June 13, 2013 in Fresno, Calif. Mr. Gome V. Ruiz, age 99, served in World War II in the US Army from March 7, 1941 through October 28, 1945. Family surrounded him and media in a small conference room at the hospital for the ceremony.
    ERIC PAUL ZAMORA | THE FRESNO BEE
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    A handout photo provided by family showing the San Luis Obispo Army parade. Mr. Gome V. Ruiz received seven medals at VA Central California Healthcare System Thursday morning, June 13, 2013 in Fresno, Calif. Mr. Gome V. Ruiz, age 99, served in World War II in the US Army from March 7, 1941 through October 28, 1945. Family surrounded him and media in a small conference room at the hospital for the ceremony.
    ERIC PAUL ZAMORA | THE FRESNO BEE
  • MEDALS
    Mr. Gome V. Ruiz is shown in a photograph taken in Germany provided by family members. Ruiz received seven medals at VA Central California Healthcare System Thursday morning, June 13, 2013 in Fresno, Calif. Mr. Gome V. Ruiz, age 99, served in World War II in the US Army from March 7, 1941 through October 28, 1945. Family surrounded him and media in a small conference room at the hospital for the ceremony.
    ERIC PAUL ZAMORA | THE FRESNO BEE
  • MEDALS
    A photo shows Mr. Gome V. Ruiz, provided by family. Mr Ruiz received seven medals at VA Central California Healthcare System Thursday morning, June 13, 2013 in Fresno, Calif. Mr. Gome V. Ruiz, age 99, served in World War II in the US Army from March 7, 1941 through October 28, 1945. Family surrounded him and media in a small conference room at the hospital for the ceremony.
    ERIC PAUL ZAMORA | THE FRESNO BEE
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