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Colorado WWII POWs to receive overdue honor
KUSA – Congressman Ed Perlmutter will present three World War II former Prisoner of War veterans with medals they earned during their service but never received. First Lt. Clayton Nattier, who now lives in Lakewood, is one of the veterans who will receive his long overdue medals on Thursday during a formal ceremony at Red Rocks Community College. Nattier served in the United States Army Air Corps as a pilot from 1942 to 1945. In September 1944, his aircraft was badly damaged by enemy fire, and he was forced to parachute out of the aircraft. Nattier was captured and sent to the German Prisoner of War camp - Stalag Luft I - in Western Prussia.Nattier was liberated from the camp in 1945. He continued to serve in the Air Force Reserves until 1952.Nattier will be presented with eight medals, including a Purple Heart Medal, a Prisoner of War Medal, a Good Conduct Medal and a World War II Victory Medal.