Thursday, August 9, 2012

Vietnam Veteran's medals replaced after originals lost to hurricane Katrina

Vet receives new Purple Heart, other medals lost during Katrina
Posted: Aug 09, 2012
By Charles Herrington

Courtesy: Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center Public Affairs Office

A Hattiesburg Vietnam veteran who lost his Purple Heart and other service medals in Hurricane Katrina has had them replaced, thanks to Congressman Steven Palazzo.

Navy veteran Michael Risley was presented with the Military Order of the Purple Heart at Camp Shelby Thursday morning.
He originally received the medal for wounds he suffered in Vietnam in 1968.
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