Korean War Vet/POW Dies 3 Hours Before Receiving Purple Heart

Korean War Vet/POW Dies 3 Hours Before Receiving Purple Heart

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    Korean War Vet/POW Dies 3 Hours Before Receiving Purple Heart

    Korean War Vet/POW Dies 3 Hours Before Receiving Purple Heart

    Korean War veteran dies awaiting Purple Heart - WQAD
    Don't know what else to say except for when I hear folks whine about there lives and how tough it is they wouldn't be able to walk a mile in someones shoes who was a POW for 2 years. This man and others like him deserve much respect.
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    I think what you should be saying is why does it take our government so long to simply recognize these heroes? 59 years for a simple recognition? Ridiculous.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    I think what you should be saying is why does it take our government so long to simply recognize these heroes? 59 years for a simple recognition? Ridiculous.....
    +1, I agree with this comment.
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    All veterans deserve our thanks and gratitude, but POW's go through a special hell.
    God bless and rest this brave soldier.
    Shame on a nation that let a "clerical error" stand between a hero and the medal he won nearly 60 years ago.

    Richard was eligible to receive the Purple Heart, and he had telegraphs to prove it, but a clerical error meant he'd never received the medal.

    As months went by Richard's health continued to deteriorate, and the man who'd spent his life serving his country and his family made one final request.

    He wanted the Purple Heart he'd earned as a POW 59 years ago.
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