Army Capt. Zachariah L. Fike presents Hyla Merin with a plaque containing the Bronze Star (from left), the Purple Heart, the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal along with a Silver Star that he pinned on her during a ceremony at her home Sunday in Thousand Oaks, Calif. -
Photo by AP / MARK J. TERRILL
Hyla Merin grew up without a father and for a long time never knew why.
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Front Section, Pages 2 on 02/18/2013
Print Headline: Daughter gets WWII medals of father she’d never met