“Jason, this telegram came for you.”
“It's from the president, he wants me to come to the Capitol. He'll give me my discharge papers and the medals I've earned. Will you come with me?”
“Of course I will. I wouldn't want to miss you get your awards.”
“Sargent Braveheart, nice to meet you.” President Truman shook Jason's hand.
“Nice to meet you, too. President Truman.” Jason saluted.
“At ease, soldier. Here are your Honorable Discharge papers. The award ceremony will be tonight.”
“Thank you, sir.” Jason saluted and left.
As Jason was leaving he bumped into another soldier. The other soldier was limping. “Elliot? Is that you?”
“Jason! You are alive? I thought you were dead.” Elliot look stunned.
“Yes, I escaped from the POW camp.”
“I am a Christian now. Partly thanks to your example.”
“Welcome to the family, brother.” Jason beamed “Are going to get any awards at the ceremony tonight?”
“Yes, I don't know what they are yet though.”
“Is your mother here?”
“Yes, you'll have to meet her.” Elliot put a hand on Jason's shoulder. Jason winced. “Are you okay.”
Jason nodded, “Just a scratch.”
“Let me see.” Elliot asked.
Jason rolled up his sleeve. Elliot saw a white scar where the bullet had paced through. “That's quite a nasty wound you got there. I got my own on my leg. That's why I have a limp. I saved the commander's life you know.”
“I heard. That's were I got mine, too.”
“Sargent Jason Braveheart, please step forward and receive your awards.”
Jason stepped forwards.
“Here is your POW medal, Purple Heart, World War II Victory medal, and the Soldier's Medal. And here is the highest honor that can be paid to a soldier. Here is your Medal of Honor. You have served your country well Sargent.” Jason shook the president's hand and sat down.
“Corporal Elliot Rottweiler. Please step forward.”
Elliot came forward.
“Here is your World War II Victory Medal, Purple Heart, and your Medal of Honor. Congratulations Corporal, you have served your country well.”
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