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Sonja Gilmore, right, of the Blue Star Mothers Chapter 5 (Broken Arrow), chats with Phillip Coon, of Sapulpa, a 94-year-old World War II veteran who was a prisoner of war in Japan and survived the Bataan death march, moments after Coon's arrival from Japan, at the Tulsa International Airport, on Monday, Oct. 21.

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WWII vet honored in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Given the choice, World War II veteran Phillip Coon probably wouldn’t want the formality and fuss of being honored on a military base with men and women standing at attention, dressed in full regalia — even if it was with a fistful of long-overdue medals he waited decades to receive.

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