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Mechanicville World War II vet receives medals

Citations not important to Dennis as he left service

World War II veteran Steven Dennis, 91, smiles at a ceremony in his honor Thursday in Mechanicville.
World War II veteran Steven Dennis, 91, smiles at a ceremony in his honor Thursday in Mechanicville.
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It took three years, 11 months, 25 days and 10 hours for Stephen Dennis to close the chapter on his career in the U.S. Navy. While in service in the Pacific during World War II, he witnessed at least three battles at sea, was aboard a light cruiser that was sunk, relayed messages to then-Lt. John F. Kennedy and ultimately sent word of the Japanese surrender to the United States via teletype. But when Dennis ...

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