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A WWI hero's medals will be given to his Biloxi son

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 The 28th Infantry Regiment of the First Division, American Expeditionary Forces, goes over the top on May 28, 1918 during the first American offensive of World War I in the battle of Cantigny, France.
ASSOCIATED PRESS The 28th Infantry Regiment of the First Division, American Expeditionary Forces, goes over the top on May 28, 1918 during the first American offensive of World War I in the battle of Cantigny, France. AP

The Biloxi son of a World War I hero will receive medals Tuesday morning that his father earned almost 100 years ago.

The 11 a.m. ceremony at Sen. Thad Cochran's office will honor Frank G. Ward. His son, Francis, will receive Ward's the Distinguished Service Cross, the Purple Heart and French Fourragere.

The awards will be presented by Cochran's Chief of Staff Keith Heard.

Cochran's offices worked with the Army to help Francis Ward recover the service medals earned by his father during his combat service during the war.

The Distinguished Service Cross was awarded in 1918 after Ward, a private in Company D of the First Engineers, displayed "heroic bravery" during a combat action at Cantigny, France, on May 28, 1918.

SunHerald.com will have more on this story after the ceremony.

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