Gavin Martin, left, inspects the medals of his older cousin U.S. Navy Lt. Ben Hodsdon on Sunday. Martin and Hodsdon were on hand to celebrate their grandfather, retired U.S. Army Capt. George Hodsdon’s, middle, induction into the Greenwood County Hall of Heroes. George Hodsdon was one of 17 inductees to the 2014 class.
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Gavin Martin, left, inspects the medals of his older cousin U.S. Navy Lt. Ben Hodsdon on Sunday. Martin and Hodsdon were on hand to celebrate their grandfather, retired U.S. Army Capt. George Hodsdon’s, middle, induction into the Greenwood County Hall of Heroes. George Hodsdon was one of 17 inductees to the 2014 class. (FRANK BUMB | INDEX-JOURNAL)
Of the 17 inductees into the 2014 class of the Greenwood County Hall of Heroes, seven did not live to see their community humbly give its thanks for their service. But for one veteran, acclaim for his gallant service came 70 years after he risked life and limbs against the enemy. Fortunately, that recognition did not come too late.

Retired U.S. Army Capt. George Hodsdon received his Bronze Star -- the U.S. military’s fourth-highest award -- 70 years after his actions at the Greenwood County Hall of Heroes 2014 induction on Sunday.
“It was a very nice ceremony,” Hodsdon, 97, said. “I didn’t know I had earned the award so it was a bit of a surprise.”

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