Hemet resident receives nation’s highest award

Sgt. Bill Becker flew black ops over Europe during WWII Dennis Fletcher / The Valley ChronicleU.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz presents the Congressional Medal of Honor to William “Bill” Becker for his work flying secret missions behind enemy lines in support of resistance groups during World War II. ■ Dennis Fletcher / Contributed The audience of over a hundred at the American Legion Post 53 hall was welcomed by Hemet Mayor Mike Perciful. The colors were posted by the Blue Eagles Honor Guard from March Air Force Base. The audience was treated to a beautiful rendition of our National Anthem by Darla Fox, singer, songwriter and vocal coach from Menifee. U.S. Rep.

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