Man Receives Purple Heart After 45 Years


0  Updated at 9:38 am, August 27th, 2013 By: Managing Editor
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(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A local man has finally received his Purple Heart, 45 years after being wounded in Vietnam.  Jerry Blackburn of Idaho Falls was given the award from U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo during a ceremony on Saturday. Crapo noted that it was important to give recognition where it was deserved. Blackburn hopes that the award will serve as a reminder for the community to rally behind veterans, particularly those who are seeking assistance.


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