Woman Seeks Family Of Purple Heart Recipient Charles W. Crabbe, Whose Parents Lived On Long Island"It was given to us by a friend who found it in furniture from an estate sale somewhere in Florida," said Fort Myers, Florida, resident Brenda Carlson.
99-Year-Old Retired NYPD Sergeant Receives Purple Heart Seven Decades After Being Wounded In World War IIThe Army presented 99-year-old Ozzie Fletcher with the medal at Fort Hamilton on Friday.
Family Of Soldier From Famed 'Harlem Hellfighters' Receives Long-Awaited Honor From World War IAt 17, the Oyster Bay native joined the 369th Infantry Regiment, a unit of African-Americans started in Harlem that served overseas during “The Great War.”
Service Dog Helping Westchester Purple Heart Recipient Regain His IndependenceArmy Captain Victor Prato says it took a near-death experience to finally accomplish a lifelong dream -- owning a dog.
'Hall Of Honor' Working To Preserve Stories Of Purple Heart RecipientsDo you know a military hero who’s been awarded with a Purple Heart? A special place in Orange County wants to preserve their stories and pass them on to younger generations.
Elite U.S. Soldier Killed In Iraq Back In 2005 Has Post Office Named After Him In BrentwoodAfter 9/11, Jose Ruiz volunteered for the Army. After multiple tours in Iraq, he died a hero, protecting his squadron in battle.
Long Island Vietnam Vet Who Gave His Life To Save Platoon To Be Honored With U.S. Postal Service StampOn Jan. 15, 1969, PFC Garfield Langhorn threw himself on a live grenade, saving the lives of all his platoon mates. That was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
Local Soldier Awarded Posthumous Purple Heart For Service In World War IA special honor has been bestowed upon a local soldier, a hundred years in the making.
Uncle’s Purple Heart Brings Long-Lost Cousins Together In The BronxA war hero’s Purple Heart that had been lost for 70 years brought together a long-lost family in the Bronx.
WWII Soldier's Lost Purple Heart Being Given To NYC MuseumMembers of Sgt. George Sahlmann's family will be present for a ceremony Monday evening at Manhattan's Museum of Jewish Heritage. His Purple Heart and other medals were acquired from a military collector.
Lost Medals Returned To Vets, Families On National Purple Heart DayEight lost medals will be returned to veterans or their family members at Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan on National Purple Heart Day.