Hoeven Presents Military Awards to WWII Veteran Anton Tuhy
DICKINSON, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today presented World War II Veteran Anton V. Tuhy with the military awards he earned while serving in the United States Army. Private First Class Tuhy served in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946. Anton’s family contacted Senator Hoeven’s office to help obtain the medals Tuhy earned but was never presented.
“Today, almost 70 years after Anton Tuhy answered the call to serve, we pay tribute to him for his service in the U.S. Army during World War II,” said Hoeven. “Anton is part of America’s greatest generation, a group of men and women who sacrificed so much to defend our way of life and our values. It is an honor to present Private First Class Tuhy with the medals he so valiantly earned.”
Anton V. Truhy, son of Joseph and Mary Truhy, was born September 16, 1922 in Dunn County. He grew up on a farm southeast of Manning, North Dakota with five brothers and six sisters. Anton was drafted into the Army December 15, 1944. He began his two-year service at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He attended basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, completed additional training at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and then was deployed to the Philippines. Private First Class Truhy worked as a cook, baker and medical aid. He was discharged at Fort Lewis, Washington in 1946.
Following his service, Anton returned to farming and ranching. He married his wife Julia in 1944, and they raised three children, Darlene, Clarence and Raymond. Darlene and Clarence live in Dickinson, North Dakota and Raymond lives in Missoula, Montana. Julia passed away in March 2012. Anton still resides on the family farm, which they purchased in 1947.
Anton V. Tuhy Military Honors
- Good Conduct Medal
- Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
- World War II Victory Medal
- World War II Honorable Service Lapel Pin
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