Coloma man awarded with Bronze Star by Congressman Upton

He was only 20 when he joined the army and fought in World War II.

But now a Coloma man is finally getting a Bronze Star that was given to him more than sixty years ago.

Monday morning Congressman Fred Upton presented the Bronze Star to Anthony Sineni. A large group of fellow veterans and family and friends gathered to watch.

Sineni joined the army when he was 20 and served as a medic during the Battle of the Bulge.

Another family member in the military contacted Upton's office hoping Sineni could be honored after his bronze star was lost more than 60 years ago.

“So many folks when they get out of the service… they just want to get home, want to see their family and want to go back to their job and possibly forget about that chapter overseas,” says Congressman Upton. “In this case he sent his medal back, a bronze star, 68 years ago and it got lost in the mail.”

Congressman Upton's office was contacted on behalf of another member of Sineni's family. A cousin is also serving in the military and found out about what happened and wanted to see Sineni get his medal.

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