The presentation of the award, for being wounded in combat, was made by Rep. Bill Pascrell, who worked to correct the oversight.
An American soldier who was injured in Afghanistan has brought the nation to tears from his hospital room.
The medal was award to Staff Sgt. Arnold Haapala, originally from Elmont, who was killed in the invasion of Normandy during World War II.
Carmelo DiGregorio received the Purple Heart in 1943 after being severely wounded in the third battle of Guadalcanal.
Ray Vaz, 88, was belatedly presented with a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star during an emotional ceremony with Rep. Carolyn McCarthy.
A New York City police officer was arrested and charged with driving drunk in Queens Monday, police said.
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.
The Yankees honored Purple Heart recipient Megan Leavey and combat dog Sgt. Rex at Yankee Stadium before Sunday’s game.
Christopher Levi’s wheelchair was discovered in the woods not far from his Holbrook home.
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.
What once was lost has now been found in Bohemia.
It’s a proud day for the family of a World War II hero whose service medals were recently stolen.
“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.
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.