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 riding in, sending him flying out of the hatch. The fall left him with a concussion, and later nurses found bone fragments in his back from the arm of the soldier sitting next to him…Read More