paratrooper medal found in the thames by mudlarker

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paratrooper medal found in the thames by mudlarker

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Descendants of the first black paratrooper to land in Normandy on D-Day who later was killed in action are finally reunited with his war medals after they were found on the bank of the River Thames by a mudlarker

Sergeant Sidney Cornell, from Portsmouth, landed in France on June 6, 1944
Sgt Cornell was the first black soldier to be placed behind enemy lines that day
He was given a medal for his bravery but never received it as he died during war
Four years ago, mudlarker found his medal on Thames and gave it to his family
His granddaughter Penny Cornell, from Havant, was thrilled to get the medal

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