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Continued: Purple Heart stolen from Minnesotan killed in Korea home at last

  • Article by: MARK BRUNSWICK , Star Tribune
  • Last update: January 29, 2014 - 9:58 PM

He’ll keep the medal in his home. In a safe place.

 

Mark Brunswick • 612-673-4434



 

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  • Minnesota Department of veterans Affairs Commissioner Larry Shellito left hugged William Johnson after giving him back the purple heart medal that his deceased brother, Korean War Veteran George J. Johnson earned. Commissioner Shellito presented the medal to family members during a ceremony Wednesday January 29, 2014 in St. Paul ,MN.] George Johnson died July 28, 1950 in the Battle of Hwanggan, his parents were presented the with a Bronze Star, Medal and Purple Heart medal for his bravery . The Medals were later stolen. Last year the Purple Heart resurfaced in a box of "junk" on...

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