Kenmore man finally gets war medals

KENMORE, N.Y. (WIVB) – It’s been a long time coming for Kenmore resident Carlton Small.

The United States Army veteran finally received the military medals he earned 70 years ago while serving in World War II.

Congressman Brian Higgins along with Tonawanda Supervisor Anthony Caruana, and Village of Kenmore Mayor Patrick Mang were all on hand for the presentation at the Ken-Ton municipal building on Monday.

Carlton Small at medal ceremony Monday
Carlton Small at medal ceremony Monday

Small was drafted into the Army at the age of 20 and began his service on December 26, 1942. In addition to the Bronze Star, Private first class Carlton S. Small will receive a number of additional military medals for his service. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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