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Purple Heart lost for decades returned to recipient's granddaughter on Memorial Day

Posted on AllSides May 27th, 2024
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FORT BLISS, Texas (KVIA) -- A woman drove from Oklahoma to Fort Bliss to receive her grandfather's Purple Heart, which was lost for decades after he was killed in 1943. Cindy Sooter's grandfather, John E. Lee was a Gunner's Mate 3rd Class in the U.S. Navy. He received the Purple Heart posthumously for his actions on the MS Sunoil. The MS Sunoil was part of a 62-ship convoy headed for Halifax and Scotland, according to Fort Bliss officials. Officials said on April 5, 1943, a German U-Boat spotted the MS...

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