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U.S. Army Gen. (Ret.) David Perkins, U.S. Marine Corps Cpl Megan Leavey Receive 2019 Genesis Legacy Medal From National Purple Heart Organization

October 8, 2019

(NEWBURGH, NY) –The National Purple Heart Honor Mission presented U.S. Army General (Ret.) David Perkins and former U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Megan Leavey with the organization’s Genesis Legacy Medal during the annual dinner on October 3. The Medal presentation follows the success of the organization’s recent Purple Heart Patriot Project that received national attention for

Times Herald Record – Genesis Medals awarded to pair of veterans

October 8, 2019

By Michael Randall Posted Oct 3, 2019 at 10:52 PM NEW WINDSOR — Purple Heart recipient Megan Leavey told an audience at Anthony’s Pier 9 on Thursday night she considered herself lucky to be there. “I can look around the room and see I’m in good company,” said Leavey, a former Marine corporal. “I am

Meridian veteran joins Purple Heart ‘Roll of Honor’

August 27, 2019

PATTY BOWEN Aug 22, 2019 When Donald Turano returned from the Vietnam War in 1968, he was told to change out of his uniform and into civilian clothes before leaving the airport. The first lieutenant had been in Vietnam less than four months when a rocket shot into the engine of the tank he was

Idaho Press: Purple Heart Patriots Honored

August 21, 2019

By Natalie Holsten Aug 16, 2019 Purple Heart recipients from around the country were honored recently in Newburgh, New York as part of the Purple Heart Patriot Project Mission #1, an effort of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor to pay special tribute to the nation’s combat wounded. Read More

Appleton Post-Crescent: This Neenah Veteran Sacrificed For His Country

August 21, 2019

By Madeline Heim Published Aug. 16, 2019 U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant LeRoy “Lee” Schuff had spent only 10 days in the port city of Incheon, South Korea when, early in the morning of Sept. 24, 1950, he sustained machine gun wounds to both legs caused by a sniper. Read More

Hudson Valley Press: National Purple Heart Day Celebrates 33 Veterans

August 21, 2019

By Jennifer L. Warren Published Aug 14, 2019 Illuminated, fulfilled, and most of all, validated. Those were the words Army Veteran Sergeant Jon Wambi Cook of California used to describe his Purple Heart Experience last Wednesday. After spending a couple of days soaking up the special historical depth of the Hudson Valley region: First on