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Veteran receives medals for World War II service
Daughter spent eight years seeking recognition for father's deeds
Guests pass around American flags to wave in honor of Johnson W. “Dub” Brown, a World War II veteran and medal recipient, at a lunch after an award ceremony at Cumming City Hall in which Brown received eight medals for his service. - photo by AUTUMN MCBRIDE VETTER
A daughter’s pride in her father and persistence to see him honored were realized Monday. During a ceremony at Cumming City Hall, Johnson W. “Dub” Brown received eight medals for his military service in World War II. Brown’s daughter, Melanie Curtis, spent eight years appealing to various elected officials, from the president to Georgia governors, in an attempt to get her father’s actions recognized. District 9 Rep. Tom Graves finally was able to secure the medals, ribbons and pins, presenting them to Brown on Monday.