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WWII veteran's Purple Heart stolen in home invasion
APviaFOX ^ | 01/09/14 | AP via FOX

Posted on 01/09/2014 12:41:41 PM PST by Doogle

Edited on 01/09/2014 1:34:08 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

LEICESTER, Mass. Police say one of the items stolen in an armed home invasion in Leicester last weekend was a Purple Heart earned by the World War II veteran father of one of the victims.

Two men, one of whom had a gun, entered a home on Sunday night and tied up three occupants before stealing cash, jewelry and the medal. No one was hurt.


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KEYWORDS: vet

1 posted on 01/09/2014 12:41:41 PM PST by Doogle
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To: Doogle

He’ll probably try and sell it to John Kerry for a hefty sum. (/s)


2 posted on 01/09/2014 12:44:01 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Doogle

Hmmmmmm. Did one of the suspects have a long, puffy face and answer to the name John Kerry? Just asking. Those who did this should get extra time for attacking a man of our Greatest Generation.


3 posted on 01/09/2014 12:44:02 PM PST by originalbuckeye ("A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue;)
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To: EagleUSA

Beat me by one second........


4 posted on 01/09/2014 12:45:08 PM PST by originalbuckeye ("A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue;)
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To: Doogle

Punks, cheap punks, may they rot in a hell far worse than Iwojima in its days of death by family members that disappeared and died, the medal was all that was left behind.

Punks.


5 posted on 01/09/2014 12:45:20 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Doogle

The DOD will probably replace it ... just ask.


6 posted on 01/09/2014 12:46:05 PM PST by OldNavyVet (Robert's revenge lies in our getting rid of Democrat control in House, Senate and Preisdent.)
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To: Doogle

Purple Hearts most of the time have the name of the precipitant engraved on the back.


7 posted on 01/09/2014 12:46:13 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: NormsRevenge; Doogle

May Marine Vets use their burial site as an Outhouse.


8 posted on 01/09/2014 12:54:05 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: mountainlion

“Purple Hearts most of the time have the name of the precipitant engraved on the back.”

Not mine. It was plastic and cheap.

But, hey, I served under Bush I and Clinton.


9 posted on 01/09/2014 1:38:43 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
I got issued my second a couple years ago, 44 years late and it was the heavy (brass?) gold plated one with my name on the back. My first one was stolen by a kid that thought it was solid gold. It was issued in Viet Nam and did not have my name on it. You can request a reissue of decorations on the SF 180 and get a new set. Maybe they can afford brass now.
10 posted on 01/09/2014 1:55:05 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: mountainlion

I think if you buy a replacement vs. what they handed out, you can get a nicer one.

I looked around and the full medal ones are $39.

Given that I am 20lbs too heavy for my dress blues, however, it’s not an issue. Ha.


11 posted on 01/09/2014 3:07:03 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

I looked around and the full medal ones are $39.

I think you can get reissued twice with the SF180.


12 posted on 01/09/2014 3:21:32 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Doogle

I would suggest “awarded to” rather than “earned by.”

Just sayin.....


13 posted on 01/09/2014 3:43:39 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: OldNavyVet

“The DOD will probably replace it ... just ask.”

When my Father-In-Law passed away, my Husband was unable to find his Dad’s Silver Star Medal he had been awarded from the Korean War. You really think they might replaced it? If so any clues who we could contact?


14 posted on 01/09/2014 4:06:54 PM PST by angelsonmyside
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To: angelsonmyside
When my brother passed away, I knew he'd been awarded three Bronze Stars, so I asked some authority for copies of his citations. The reponse wasn't the citations; the government sent me an entire collection of his medals.

Your congressman might help you get the collection.

15 posted on 01/09/2014 4:21:25 PM PST by OldNavyVet (Robert's revenge lies in our getting rid of Democrat control in House, Senate and Preisdent.)
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To: OldNavyVet

Thank you so much...That would be wonderful to replace all of his Medals. He knocked out a Machine Gun nest while his company was pinned down was the reason for the Silver Star in Korea.

He was also a POW for 3 years in Germany but not even sure what all he got from that. I was able to find some information on the Camp where he was kept as a prisoner but it does not tell much more that his location, name, rank, dates and such.


16 posted on 01/09/2014 5:20:47 PM PST by angelsonmyside
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To: angelsonmyside

I have a friend who was a POW at Buchenwald. Quite a story there; especially one about US POWs being moved from camp to camp in wintertime. During the march, German orders where to shoot anyone that dropped ... and that incuded any German guard that dropped.


17 posted on 01/09/2014 6:07:44 PM PST by OldNavyVet (Robert's revenge lies in our getting rid of Democrat control in House, Senate and Preisdent.)
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To: mountainlion

“I think you can get reissued twice with the SF180.”

Well, they is still the 20lbs issue.

I honestly just boxed all my crap up and stuck in the attic years ago. I used my DD214 to prove my social security number one time, and that’s about the extent of my use for it all.


18 posted on 01/10/2014 8:22:08 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
I might be a good idea to go to the VA and get a Veterans ID card. If you ever need medical treatment you can get treated by the VA. They flew me to Washington state for treatment of Prostate cancer. If you have insurance they will treat you with no co pay. You can go around obamacare through the VA also. You may not be interested about this but maybe someone reading this might be interested.
19 posted on 01/10/2014 12:05:05 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: mountainlion

Nah, I have good medical care and am getting old.

I may get my step-son to do that, though.

He was injured twice in Afganistan (IED and also shot) and has back problems because of it, I am convinced. He’s extremely tall, so that might be the cause, but having a Humvee roll over and over with him inside probably didn’t help.


20 posted on 01/10/2014 1:51:24 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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