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Anthony M. Hopkins, who fought in Vietnam and the Gulf and earned a Purple Heart, died at 70 from complications of Covid-19. Read his obituary in "Those We've Lost: Faces of the Pandemic," our series on people who have died in the outbreak.

Looking through artifacts in 2014, VFW Post 6859 Commander Joel Demers stumbled on a mystery that would take six years to unravel. In seeing it through, Demers reunited a long-lost Purple Heart with a family that had spent decades searching.

Join us in recognizing the service of Sgt. Franklin Wetmore, who earned the Purple Heart for dedicated service and wounds received action in Afghanistan, Dec. 11, 2019, during Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Purple Heart, military records reunited with deceased Vietnam veteran’s sister in Knoxville

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help raise $10,000 for the couple, a Vietnam veteran with a Purple Heart and a health care worker, who lost everything in the fire.


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Truly what kind of a country are we when a US Senator takes cheap shots at a Purple Heart recipient who has dedicated his life to protect us. Shame on you Sen. Blackburn. You’re better than that.

Today, on the 236th anniversary of the Purple Heart, we honor the members of our Armed Forces for serving as the vanguard of American democracy and freedom around the world. #PurpleHeartDay 

The President’s vindictiveness can't erase the truth: history will remember Lt. Col. Vindman as an American patriot, who proved his heroism both on the battlefield when he earned a Purple Heart & in the House impeachment trial when he spoke truth to power.

Within five days: - LTC Vindman, the Purple Heart recipient, determines his military career is over - Roger Stone, the convicted felon, is pardoned - Dr. Anthony Fauci, the infectious diseases expert, is back-stabbed by the WH in the midst of a worsening pandemic.

Some of Trump's defenders have accused Lt. Col. purple heart'>Vindman—a Purple Heart recipient—of disloyalty to country. I asked Dr. Hill, a fellow immigrant, her response to these scurrilous attacks: "This is a country of immigrants... This is what, for me, really does make America great."

Today, we honor all of our Country’s Purple Heart recipients, their loved ones, and our Gold Star Families for their immeasurable sacrifice. These American Patriots represent the unyielding and unmatched strength and determination of the U.S. Armed Forces:

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Lt. Col. Vindman did his job. As a soldier in Iraq, he received a Purple Heart. Then he displayed another rare form of bravery — moral courage. He complied with a subpoena and told the truth. He upheld his oath when others would not. Right matters to him. And to us.

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You are attacking a decorated Army colonel. Alexander Vindman served in the Iraq War. You serve yourself. He received a Purple Heart. You're receiving subpoenas. Unlike you, he has a sense of duty to this country. He is a patriot. You are a disgrace.

Robert Mueller: -Guided America through 9/11 -Awarded the Bronze Star with Combat "V" for valor in battle -The Purple Heart -Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal w/ Combat "V" for valor -The Vietnam Gallantry Cross He is an American hero. His attackers are a disgrace.

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