(WXYZ) - Beverly Netzloff never got to say goodbye to her brother William before he was shipped off to fight in World War II.
However, she has spent many years fighting for him to get recognized.
Seventy years after his death in the war, the Army is honoring William with the Purple Heart, the Gold Star and other medals for his courage under fire.
Netzloff collected her brother's awards from Congresswoman Candace Miller and could not have been more thrilled.
After years of finding peace from reading William's letters to home, Netzloff can now be completely at ease knowing her brother has achieved the recognition she fought so long for him to have.