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John LaPuzz was awarded the Purple Heart for his service during World War II (Credit: CBS 2)

World War II Veteran From New Jersey Receives Purple Heart Award

The presentation of the award, for being wounded in combat, was made by Rep. Bill Pascrell, who worked to correct the oversight.

01/17/2014

Army Ranger Corporal Josh Hargis

Wounded Soldier’s Salute In Hospital Bed Moves Nation

An American soldier who was injured in Afghanistan has brought the nation to tears from his hospital room.

10/16/2013

Purple Heart Returned To World War II Hero's Family (credit: CBS 2)

Purple Heart Returned To World War II Hero’s Family On Long Island

The medal was award to Staff Sgt. Arnold Haapala, originally from Elmont, who was killed in the invasion of Normandy during World War II.

07/02/2013

Carmelo DiGregorio (via Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Bronx Family Gets War Hero’s Purple Heart 70 Years After His Death

Carmelo DiGregorio received the Purple Heart in 1943 after being severely wounded in the third battle of Guadalcanal.

05/20/2013

World War II veteran Ray Vaz awarded Purple Heart and Bronze Star at ceremony with Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (credit: CBS 2)

Mineola World War II Vet Awarded Bronze Star, Purple Heart In Ceremony

Ray Vaz, 88, was belatedly presented with a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star during an emotional ceremony with Rep. Carolyn McCarthy.

12/03/2012

FILE - NYPD vehicle (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Second New York City Police Officer In 3 Days Charged With Driving Drunk

A New York City police officer was arrested and charged with driving drunk in Queens Monday, police said.

11/12/2012

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Vietnam War Vet Continues The Fight For Purple Heart That He Earned In 1968

Forty years after a battle that left him with a piece of shrapnel in his knee, a Vietnam War veteran is still fighting for his right to wear the Purple Heart medal that he earned during an indirect fire attack along the Laotian border in 1968.

07/18/2012

Former Marine Cpl. and Purple Heart recipient Megan Leavey and combat dog Sgt. Rex participate in a ceremony at Yankee Stadium before the game between the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners on May 13, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Through two tours of duty in Iraq, Sgt. Rex was by Leavey's side. The pair worked more than 100 missions searching for roadside bombs, were injured in the line of duty and went through physical therapy together. After five years of waiting for Rex's service to end and filling out paperwork, Leavey finally won approval to bring the 11-year-old German Shepherd home.(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Honor Purple Heart Marine And Bomb-Sniffing Dog

The Yankees honored Purple Heart recipient Megan Leavey and combat dog Sgt. Rex at Yankee Stadium before Sunday’s game.

WFAN–05/13/2012

Christopher Levi's wheelchair was found not far from his Holbrook, NY home on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Wheelchair Of Injured Iraq War Veteran Returned

Christopher Levi’s wheelchair was discovered in the woods not far from his Holbrook home.

01/27/2012

Christopher Levi in his wheelchair. (credit: Handout)

Suffolk Co. Police Offering Reward For Information In Theft Of Iraq War Veteran’s Wheelchair

Chris Levi discovered his $3,000 custom-made wheelchair with a Purple Heart and Army seal embroidered on the back, missing when he returned to his Mollie Boulevard home in Holbrook on Jan. 19.

01/25/2012

Francis McGuigan's dog tags - Bohemia, NY - Nov 30, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Late Long Island World War II Veteran’s Dog Tags Returned

What once was lost has now been found in Bohemia.

11/30/2011

A photo of Francis McGuigan and his medals (credit: handout)

Replacement Medals Presented To Family Of Late Long Island World War II Veteran

It’s a proud day for the family of a World War II hero whose service medals were recently stolen.

11/28/2011

A photo of Francis McGuigan and his medals (credit: handout)

L.I. Man Says Thieves Stole His Grandfather’s Purple Heart, Dog Tags

“Just bring it back — I don’t care who you are or what it was all about. Just, if you could, please just drop it off and, you know, and I’ll chuck it off as a loss,” James McGuigan said.

11/01/2011

A Purple Heart is seen on the uniform of Army Spc. William Haywood of the Delta Company of 1st Brigade of 10th Mountain Division at Walter Reed Army Medical Center - Washington, DC - Jul 25, 2008 - Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Sen. Richard Blumenthal Praises New Purple Heart Criteria

Under the new rules of the Army, soldiers suffering traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, during roadside bombings are now eligible to be awarded the Purple Heart.

03/22/2011