Purple Heart

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Get Marty: Family Calls Lost Purple Heart’s Return “A Miracle”

A Purple Heart. A burglary. A flood. A World War I veteran. All of these elements came together as a complete stranger reached out to KDKA’S Marty Griffin.

10/31/2014

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Local Vietnam Vet Belatedly Gets His Purple Heart

Carl Charnesky of Bethel Park was wounded in Vietnam decades ago, but it’s only now that he received the purple heart, thanks to the assistance of his congressman, Tim Murphy

10/14/2014

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Solider Belongings Displayed Nearly 50 Years After His Death In WWII

A local family waited nearly 50-years for the remains of their soldier to be returns after World War II, now his recently discovered personal items are on display for all to see.

09/29/2014

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Furry Tails: A Hero’s Hero

The story of former U.S. Army Capt. Luis Carlos Montalvan and his service dog Tuesday is about much more than a man and his pet. You see, Tuesday is not a pet.

07/02/2014

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World War II Hero Celebrates 100th Birthday On Golf Course

Joe Walters celebrates his 100th birthday with a round of golf at Westwood Golf Club in West Mifflin. Legally blind, the World War II veteran doesn’t let a little thing like heat get in his way.

07/16/2013

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Local World War II Vet Finally Gets Purple Heart

The Battle of Okinawa was the bloodiest conflict of the Pacific campaign near the end of World War II. American forces struggled to take the island from Japan in the spring and summer of 1945. One of the wounded was an Army sergeant from Squirrel Hill named Aaron Narvol.

01/27/2012

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