A Minnesota marine from New Prague received one of the military’s highest honors on Tuesday.
A retired Minnesota National Guard soldier is about to receive a Purple Heart, six years after he was wounded in Iraq.
Bloomington native Mike Kirkpatrick was wounded while serving as a hospital medic in Vietnam in 1968. Now 44 years later, he received a Purple Heart for his actions over the weekend.
A 26-year-old veteran and North Branch-native has been missing from his home near Fort Jackson, S.C. since October 7.
A Minnesota veteran who suffered a traumatic brain injury in Iraq now has a Purple Heart. In the past, this type of injury would not have qualified him for that honor but things have changed.
A police officer killed in the line of duty got a special honor Tuesday. Officer Shawn Schneider was shot during a domestic disturbance call on Dec. 19 and died 11 days later.
Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered flags flown at half-staff Wednesday for a Richfield High School graduate who was killed in Afghanistan.
After a year-long deployment to Afghanistan, Minnesota soldiers of the 309th Engineer Company arrived in Arden Hills Friday afternoon to friends and family. Many of them are also bringing something special back: the Purple Heart.
Corrado Piccoli’s sisters believed one of their other siblings had his Purple Heart. So it was a shock when a Vermont Army National Guard officer showed up at Mary Piccoli’s door one day, telling her he had the medal, awarded posthumously after her brother was killed in action during World War II.
A Medford Marine who suffered major injuries while saving a colleague has been awarded the Purple Heart.
Jack Zimmerman, a 21-year-old soldier from Cleveland, Minn., is receiving the Purple Heart from someone who is familiar with his experience.
While tending to his broken down car on the side of the road in rural Waseca Monday night, a shiny glimmer in the gravel caught his eye. That glimmer came from a Purple Heart medallion that had been missing for 60 years from Charles T. Sutlief, a soldier who lost his life in battle in 1950 during the Korean War.
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