For three years, one month and 19 days, James Johnson was away from his home and his family, fighting in World War II.
James came back, never receiving the medals he had earned for his sacrifice.
Originally from Pike County, James moved to Harrison County where he owned and operated the Claysville Store for 33 years while raising a family.
He retired in 1992 and on May 19, 1996, at age 73, he died, still never receiving his medals.
On Tuesday, Aug. 12, those medals came home and were given to James daughter Donna.