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World War II veteran honored in Belton for involvement in Masonic Lodge

Bill Creech served in World War II and has been a Freemason since 1955.

BELTON, Texas — Bill Creech took just three months to initiate as a freemason back in 1955. 65 years later, the Grand Lodge of Texas honored him with a pin and award to show his dedication. 

"I did enjoy it, yes I have, yes I did," he said.

He was joined by friends, family, and other members of the masonic lodge for the special celebration. 

Creech was a trooper on the beaches on Normandy and also survived the Battle of the Bulge. He has held many different positions as a freemason and the honor is not one that many members receive. 

John Sisemore represented the Grand Lodge of Texas at the celebration and presented Creech with a plaque and an a pin after reading a prayer. 

"Very evident as to his dedication to the organization and his willingness to serve not only as a member, but an officer, a member, a mentor for so many years," Sisemore said.