ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Congressman Chris Van Hollen honored a local World War II hero Tuesday who died at age 91 earlier this year.
The family of the late Private First Class Richard Seidell was presented with a Bronze Star and other medals for Seidell's bravery, according to a news release.
"It is never too late to honor those who served our country heroically," said Congressman Van Hollen. "Richard Seidell answered his country's call and served with valor, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, helping to liberate Dachau, and serving in the Occupation Army. He truly represented the best of our 'greatest generation'. I'm honored to present these medals to his family."
Seidell's Bronze Star was earned for the bravery he displayed by blowing up a key bridge that prevented German troops from advancing, according to a news release.