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La Salle Vet To Receive Purple Heart

Posted by wlpo on September 28, 2011

A military Purple Heart isn’t something many people get.  A veteran from La Salle will receive one tomorrow.

Retired Army Veteran Jay Trimmer will receive a Purple Heart during a 4 o’clock ceremony at the La Salle VFW.  During WWII, Trimmer was held captive in a German prisoner of war camp.  He was freed at the end of the war.  Before being imprisoned, he was wounded in battle in Italy.

Current military man Congressman Adam Kinzinger is expected to be at tomorrow’s ceremony.

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