3/15/16 – 5:34 A.M.
A former Findlay resident has been honored for his military service during World War II. The late Stephen Michael Pasztor has been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. His entire unit, nicknamed the Devil’s Brigade, received the honor on February 3.
The Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom are the highest civilian awards in the United States. The medal is displayed at his son Michael’s home in Findlay. Pasztor was also awarded three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for his service to the military.
Michael Pasztor tells the Courier, “The things that happened during the war haunted him his whole life. He didn’t find it easy to kill people. I want my kids to know what he sacrificed.”
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