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Johnnie Jones, civil rights icon, gets Purple Heart 77 years after World War II wounds

It’s been 77 years and Johnnie Jones still sees the German sniper who tried to kill him as he came ashore on Omaha Beach for D-Day. “I remember it all,” he said. “Sometimes reminiscing is a terrible thing. I close my eyes at night and still see him. I lay down at night and as soon as I close my eyes, I relive the whole [...]

By |June 28th, 2021|Health, Honoring Vets, Minority Veterans|44 Comments

Felix Garcia: Honor the Purple Hearts

Felix Garcia joined the Marine Corps and deployed as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Shrapnel wounds from an attack in November 2005 led to his medical discharge. After service, Garcia became active in the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes.

By |October 22nd, 2020|AVS|Comments Off on Felix Garcia: Honor the Purple Hearts

Purple Heart finds home in library special collection

A great story about how VA, a Purple Heart organization…and the internet…helped the relative of a WWII Army Veteran find a home for his Purple Heart in a library’s special collection.

By |October 12th, 2020|Health|Comments Off on Purple Heart finds home in library special collection

Purple Heart Veteran receives “artificial larynx”

Purple Heart Veteran David Causey received Birmingham VA’s first “artificial larynx.” It substitutes sound/vibration in the absence of a voice box. “I am so happy VA allowed me to get this.”

By |August 17th, 2020|Health|Comments Off on Purple Heart Veteran receives “artificial larynx”

Johnny come home: a Purple Heart returned

The story of John Efstis' Purple Heart emerged in March 2019 when the medal was found outside Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, and handed over to a volunteer at the information desk. Here is the story of how it was returned to Efstis' family.

By |August 9th, 2019|Honoring Vets, VA Medical Centers|3 Comments
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