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Purple Heart

Purple Hearts Reunited return medal to family, shed light on loved one’s service to America

Last week, they were able to return Pfc ”Pat” Pepe’s Purple Heart to his niece Donna Carpenter and nephew Mike Pepe.  Pat was one of three children, with a younger brother Al and sister Rita.  A replacement medal was acquired, and Purple Hearts Reunited framed and presented the award to the family.

Annual physical

An annual physical saved one Veteran’s life

After discussing his prior smoking habits, Mr. Jones received a CT exam that revealed a “highly suspicious” tumor in his lower right lung. The tumor turned out to be stage 1 lung cancer and was successfully removed surgically without the need for chemotherapy or radiation.

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This week we honor Army Veteran Stanley Nelson.

Stanley served from 1949 to 1952. Stanley, from Otwell, Indiana in Pike County, joined the Army in 1949 and completed training at Fort Knox.

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