LAKEWOOD, Colo. (KDVR) — To honor their service to the United States in two wars, Congressman Ed Perlmutter is holding a medal ceremony for two local Coloradans Thursday.

World War II veteran Anthony Izzo was killed in combat by a German sniper. His son was born two days before his death and will receive medals on his father’s behalf.

U.S. Merchant Marine veteran Edward Talbot began his service when he was 20 during the Vietnam War when he served on various deep-water civilian ships, some of which carried military cargo from the US to Vietnam from 1968 to 1972. He is now retired in Arvada.

This story has been updated to reflect Talbot did not serve as an employee of the US Coast Guard, as originally indicated by Congressman Perlmutter’s office in a press release.

You can watch the ceremony on FOX31 NOW in the player above.