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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:25 PM

This Vietnam War veteran had no clue he earned a Purple Heart - until it was hand-delivered to him..



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Reply This Vietnam War veteran had no clue he earned a Purple Heart - until it was hand-delivered to him.. (Original post)
demmiblue Nov 11 OP
planetc Nov 11 #1
braddy Nov 11 #2
TomSlick Nov 11 #3
braddy Nov 11 #4

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:28 PM

1. Annals of awful clerking: misfiled for 50 years.

It was a nice touch, however, when his congress person had them finally hand delivered.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:40 PM

2. If I saw it correctly he has what is almost the most respected award in the Army, the Infantry

Combat Badge, the purple heart is seen as being wounded or injured, a random event, not an act of choosing and is not seen by soldiers as highly as civilians seem to think of it.

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Response to braddy (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:23 PM

3. I too am most impressed by the Combat Infantry Badge.

Still, it's neat the old soldier got his Purple Heart.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:36 PM

4. Yes it's great that he got it, it is a warm story of a brave man.

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