Purple Heart

Emanuel Mark was a Latvian immigrant who became an American citizen and enlisted in the Army in World War II.  (Credit: Purple Hearts Reunited)

While Installing Pacemaker, Doctors Find Shrapnel That Wounded WWII Vet

A 94-year old World War II veteran who received his Purple Heart 70 years late this August underwent surgery recently, and doctors found a piece of the shrapnel that wounded him.

10/07/2014

(credit: Thinkstock)

Lost Purple Heart To Be Returned To Family Of Chicago Soldier Killed In World War II

In Grayslake Sunday, a Purple Heart is being returned to the family of a soldier killed in World War II.

08/03/2014

Dan Rutherford

Treasurer Rutherford Releases Operation Reunite List

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford unveiled an updated Operation Reunite list of names now that several military medals have been returned to veterans.

12/07/2012