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A Purple Heart recipient accused of faking his death to avoid rape charges is now on the US Marshals’ ‘Most Wanted’ list
A military veteran accused of faking his own death days before he was expected to plead guilty to raping and impregnating his 14-year-old stepdaughter has been added to the U.S. Marshals' 15 Most Wanted fugitives list.
Florida senators are pushing for Purple Hearts for service members wounded in the NAS Pensacola shooting
Florida's two senators are pushing the Defense Department to award Purple Hearts to the U.S. service members wounded in the December shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
34 US troops have been treated for Traumatic Brain Injury as a result of Iran’s Jan. 8 missile attack
Over 100 Coasties died in a U-boat attack in 1918. Now, the Coast Guard wants to give Purple Hearts to their descendants
On Sept. 26, 1918 the USS Tampa was struck by a German torpedo while sailing through the Bristol Channel, killing all 130 crew members, including 25-year-old Cambridge resident Francis Joseph Taylor.
More than a century later, the U.S. Coast Guard is looking for Taylor's descendants to give them the Purple Heart he received for making the ultimate sacrifice during World War I.
This Marine was wounded when his truck hit a land mine. 50 years later, he finally received his Purple Heart
Ronald Botch didn't want to talk about the war when he returned five decades ago from Vietnam, where he suffered a broken pelvis and nerve damage to his leg.
With the conflict dragging on and no end in sight in 1968, the war had become deeply unpopular and inspired protests across the country. Many soldiers, like Botch, didn't feel welcome when they returned home.
"They were protesting and calling us baby killers and stuff like that," the Salisbury Township resident said Monday.
The claim read like countless Veterans Affairs claims and Purple Heart awards.
In 2014, Air Force veteran Bryan Paul Winquist, now 39, submitted paperwork to the VA seeking compensation related to what he said was post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of a 2003 improvised explosive device attack in Balad, Iraq.
The claim detailed that Winquist was shot in the left shoulder during a small arms firefight, which lasted between 25 to 45 minutes and caused two casualties and four injuries.
Except there was no firefight, and Winquist was not injured or involved in an attack, VA investigators wrote in legal documents three years after the claim and $37,500 in VA disability compensation later.
U.S. Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced Winquist's sentence for the false claims earlier this month.