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Actor Rooney's war service marked
Mickey Rooney and wife Jan
Rooney and his wife Jan have been married for 25 years
Actor Mickey Rooney has been honoured for his service in World War II.

Rooney, 83, who served in Europe for nearly two years, was given an award at the National D-Day Memorial in Virginia where he was attending a film festival.

He also received a lifetime achievement award at the festival honouring films made by Virginians or in the state.

Rooney, who received a lifetime achievement Oscar in 1983, has appeared in more than 200 films including National Velvet and Boys Town.

He reached the peak of his acting career before being drafted during the war. He received a Bronze Star for his military contribution.

After receiving a plaque on Sunday from a fellow war veteran, Rooney said: "We're very honoured to be here. I'm very proud to have just played a small part with what I did."

Rooney and his eighth wife, Jan, renewed their wedding vows in a private ceremony. The couple have been married for more than 25 years.




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