By: KDKA-TV News Staff
FAYETTE COUNTY (KDKA) – During World War II, Alfred Wilson was injured in France but refused evacuation.READ MORE: Pa. Native, Penn State Grad Carl Nassib Comes Out As First Openly Gay Active NFL Player
He continued to treat his fellow soldiers until he lost consciousness.
For that act of bravery, Wilson was awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest decoration given in the United States military.READ MORE: Mary Maloney Shows Display Of Strength, Determination As Rehab Continues Following Spinal Cord Injury
This Memorial Day Weekend, the Fayette County community honored his sacrifice and service with a special ceremony attended by his relatives.
“No hero should ever be forgotten, or allowed to fall through the cracks,” said one of his relatives. “Thank goodness for Alfred, two plaques here today at this cemetery, he will not be forgotten.”MORE NEWS: Seavey Road Reopens After Thunderstorms Cause Major Flooding
Organizers of the ceremony said they wanted to honor Wilson because some did not realize he was a Medal of Honor recipient.