Fallen Omaha soldier's widow receives Purple Heart medal

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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — Nearly 70 years after Pvt. Joe Alberico was struck down by a Nazi bullet, a medal lost in the fog of World War II finally arrived.

In a solemn ceremony Monday at the State Capitol that drew tears from his now 89-year-old widow, a Purple Heart medal and a handful of other military commendations were delivered to his family.

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