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WWII Vet Gets Belated Purple Heart

Posted March 14, 2008

— Samuel R. Jones, 84, of Selma, N.C., was awarded a Purple Heart Thursday for service during World War II.

Jones was injured during a torpedo attack on the USS Cavalier during World War II as it transited from Luzon, Philippines to Leyte, Philippines.

He was honored Thursday by the U.S. Coast Guard aboard the Cutter Diligence in Wilmington, N.C.


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  • Huey Mar 14, 2008

    Yes, we salute you Mr. Jones. Thank you sir.

  • Mom of two Mar 14, 2008

    Congrats Mr. Jones

  • devilwabluedresson Mar 14, 2008

    I thank Mr. Jones and all others who have served or are serving our country.

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Mar 14, 2008

    God bless him. I'm glad he got the award he deserved. He knew all along that he served his country well but it is great that it was made official!

  • Adelinthe Mar 14, 2008

    Poor fella to wait this long. KUDOS to him though, and to all of our brave peace makers and keepers throughout the world.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • WRAL is joe_dirt Mar 14, 2008

    Now this is some good news!