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.