World War II

SURPRISE MEDAL FOR TANKER HERO

LARENCE SMOYER, 96, thought he was headed to the Pentagon on September 18 to sign copies of , the 2019 book that recounts his experiences as a World War II tank gunner. Instead, he was met by an Army Honor

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