Bench dedicated to honor WWII veteran's memory

Bench dedicated to honor WWII veteran's memory

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On Saturday, the staff at the affair's office honored Humphrey's memory by dedicating a bench in his name. On Saturday, the staff at the affair's office honored Humphrey's memory by dedicating a bench in his name.
Humphrey fought in WWII, where he received the Silver Star for his service. Humphrey fought in WWII, where he received the Silver Star for his service.

MARYVILLE (WATE) - Family and friends gathered in Maryville on Saturday for a special dedication.

Joe Humphrey Sr. fought in World War II, where he received the Silver Star for his service.

Humphrey was a resident at the Ben Atchley State Veteran's Home before he passed away in December 2012.

On Saturday, the Blount County Veteran Affair's Office honored Humphrey's memory by dedicating a bench in his name.

"He was highly decorated, but you would never know it. Very humble. Very quiet. Just a good person. He liked to be around other veterans. He was proud of his Silver Star. He had a shadowbox he would take around, and we were very proud of him and miss him a lot," said Nathan Weinbaum, a Blount County Veteran Affair's Officer.

Humphrey's son said his dad received his Silver Star after moving a gas truck out of the way of enemy fire, saving the lives of those inside.

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