World War II hero Paul J. Wiedorfer, 90, a Marylander who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism at the Battle of the Bulge, has died.

The Baltimore Sun reported in online editions Thursday that Mr. Wiedorfer died a day earlier at the Loch Raven Community Living and Rehabilitation Center in Baltimore.

The Sun, which interviewed Mr. Wiedorfer in 2008, noted that he was awarded the nation's highest military honor after charging across a snow-crusted Belgian field under enemy fire to take out two German machine-gun nests and capture 24 prisoners on Christmas Day 1944.

"Something had to be done, and someone had to do it. And I just did it," Mr. Wiedorfer recalled in the 2008 interview.

- AP