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...

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.