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Remembering Purple Hearts

Charles "Currie" Patton, senior vice commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 1963, left, hugs Darla Sowder of Dunedin at the end of the Purple Heart Recognition Day event in downtown Dunedin on Wednesday. Sowder's father, Danny Sowder, a Vietnam veteran who died eight months ago, has been commemorated at the city's Purple Heart memorial for receiving two purple hearts during his service. Patton was the keynote speaker at the memorial's sixth annual ceremony in remembrance of Purple Heart recipients. For information on ordering bricks honoring Purple Heart recipients, call (727) 812-4531.

Remembering Purple Hearts 08/07/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 11:25pm]
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