Members of Goodrich-Caldwell American Legion Post 6 will gather on Monday for a ceremony to honor an Augusta man who has been a member for 70 years.

Kenneth Ramage, 95, will be honored by post members, and the public is invited to the 7 p.m. ceremony, Post Commander Jerry Stuart said.

Ramage enlisted in the Army in December 1941 in Manchester, New Hampshire, and was sent overseas in late 1943, according to information provided by Stuart. His unit went ashore two days after the D-Day invasion on Omaha Beach, and he fought several other battles as a member of 2nd Division, 38th Infantry, Company A.

Ramage, who lives at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Augusta, was awarded the Purple Heart for a wound suffered in Germany, a Bronze Star for knocking out a German machine gun nest, a Presidential Citation that was given to his unit for bravery during the Battle of the Bulge, a Good Conduct Medal, and a Special Diploma awarded by France to soldiers of the Allied Forces.

The Monday ceremony will include a certificate of membership from the national American Legion headquarters, Stuart said. Post 6 is at 114 Second St. in Hallowell.

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