Honoring Purple Heart recipients

Honoring Purple Heart recipients
Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala The U.S. Coast Guard has served in every major conflict since 1790, including the War of 1812, the Vietnam War, World War I and World War II. Many people have died or were injured in combat, and as a result, awarded the Purple Heart medal. However, only one name is recognized at the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in Windsor, New York. That is,...

Coast Guard World War II veteran receives Purple Heart

MINNETONKA, Minn. — The Coast Guard awarded the Purple Heart to a World War II veteran during an official ceremony at the Minnetonka Assisted Living center, Friday. Gale L. Fuller received the Purple Heart from Cmdr. Jeffrey Morgan, chief of prevention for Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River, for his injuries sustained during an attack by a German submarine in 1944. While serving aboard the...

Coast Guard World War II veteran to receive Purple Heart

MINNETONKA, Minn. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to honor a World War II veteran, Friday, with a Purple Heart for injuries sustained during an attack by a German submarine in 1944. Honored will be Gale L. Fuller. Fuller, then a Seaman 1st Class, was injured during an attack on March 9, 1944, while serving aboard the USS Leopold. Fuller survived a torpedo, freezing waters and other harsh elements...

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa honors WWI sailor’s family during ceremony in Fla.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard presented a Purple Heart Medal to the family of a World War I Coast Guardsman who was lost in battle 94 years ago, at a ceremony in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Feb. 6. Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa and the Coast Guard 7th District presented Diane Roberts Vess with the Purple Heart honoring her great-uncle, Charles Henry Klingelhoefer, who was aboard the first-commissioned...

video – World War II veteran Harry Daube receives Purple Heart

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard presented Harry Milton Daube, 88, the Purple Heart, Friday, June 4, 2010, at his home in New Smyrna Beach. Daube is a survivor of a World War II torpedo attack on the Coast Guard-manned ship, USS Leopold.

Coast Guard awards Purple Heart to World War II veteran in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard presented Harry Milton Daube, 88, the sole survivor of the USS Leopold, a 306-foot Coast Guard manned torpedo attack ship, the Purple Heart Friday at his home in New Smyrna Beach.

Wounded Warrior Diaries: Coast Guardsman Makes History

By Navy Lt. Jennifer Cragg WASHINGTON – Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Ruggiero’s heroic actions more than five years ago saved lives and earned him the first Purple Heart awarded to a Coast Guardsman since the Vietnam War.