Local World War II veteran receives special honor

One local veteran received a special honor on Friday.

Posted: Mar 15, 2019 11:39 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - One local veteran received a special honor on Friday.

Hospice of the Wabash Valley gave Frank Coverstone a special award.

Coverstone is a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

His friends and family gathered to honor the special moment.

This included Coverstone's grandson Zachary Potter.

He's a cadet sergeant at West Point Academy.

He came home to present the award to his grandfather.

Potter followed in his grandfather's footsteps and joined the armed forces himself.

"I've talked to everyone about this. I'm the only one who's served under him in the family so it means a whole lot to me that I kind of continued the tradition of serving in the armed forces," Potter said

Coverstone is 94years-old.

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