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Honoring a hero: Sixty years after his service in the Korean War, William Arpino accepted a Purple Heart.

My Matt Schickling
Wire Staff Writer

William “Ron” Arpino is not one to draw attention to himself.

He was unassuming in the way he wheeled down the aisle of the auditorium at Holy Redeemer Hospital toward a table of his memories, almost oblivious to the 50-or-so family members, friends, fellow veterans and representatives from various media outlets gathered just to learn more about his story. 567 more words

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Sun. 8/17/14 (136 days to go)

136 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. This Sunday as we worship in peace in America, keep them in your thoughts and prayers, keep the family of Marine Sgt. 21 more words


After More Than 60 Years, Local Veteran Receives Purple Heart

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sixty years after returning from war, a Northeast Philadelphia man gets the medal he deserves.

As a soldier during the Korean Conflict in 1953, 82-year-old William “Ron” Arpino was wounded in battle in Paugol and earned the Silver Star and Purple Heart for his service. 195 more words


Tommy And Joe Salute Purple Heart Recipients [Photos]

We want to say thank you to the Seattle Mariners, and to the fans who came out last night to support Purple Heart Night. 118 more words


U.S. Navy Corpsman with Purple Heart still helping others

STONINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A U.S. Navy hospital Corpsman who graduated from Stonington High School in 2011 receives the Purple Heart.

Jacob Schlauder was injured when an IED exploded while he was on patrol in Afghanistan.  294 more words