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After More Than 60 Years, Local Veteran Receives Purple Heart

Sixty years after returning from war, a Northeast Philadelphia man gets the medal he deserves.

08/11/2014

(World War II vets James Forziati, left, and George Fuller, center, chat in Patrick Ward Park, at 24th and Aspen, in Fairmount.  The park was created in honor of all US military veterans.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Paying Tribute To Veterans On Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, we pay tribute to our many area veterans.

05/25/2014

(Dozens of US militar veterans who served as far back as World War II visit Triton Regional HS in Runnemede, NJ.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

War Veterans Visit a South Jersey School With Memories and Mementos

With the arrival of Veterans Day next Monday, students at Triton Regional High School in Runnemede continued their annual tradition of honoring those who served.

11/06/2013

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Ceremony At Korean War Memorial Honors Local Vets Who Died In Combat

Veterans gathered Monday at the Korean War Memorial on Penn’s Landing to honor the over 600 servicemen from Philadelphia and the surrounding Pennsylvania counties who died in the Korean War.

05/27/2013

Korean War Veterans Jim Harkins (left) and Paul Kowalewski (right) outside the Korean War Memorial (Credit: Molly Daly)

Korean War Vet Discusses Importance Of Veterans Day

Paul Kowalewski, who served in the Korean War, spoke with KYW Newsradio about why it’s important to honor the nation’s veterans.

11/12/2012

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Multiple Veteran’s Day Ceremonies To Take Place In Philadelphia

There is a number of Veteran’s Day ceremonies planned Monday in the region including here in Philadelphia. Three of them are in the Society Hill neighborhood.

11/10/2012

(Credit: Robin Rieger at Goisa Funeral Home in West Berlin)

Missing Korean War Vet’s Remains Returned To His Family

A military salute for Army Private George Porter, formerly of Philadelphia, is something his now 65-year-old nephew Robert Hawkins says his family has always hoped for over the last 60 years.

01/25/2012

(James and Vanessa Berry stand outside their Germantown home as volunteers from "House of Heroes" perform needed repairs inside.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

US Army Vet In Philadelphia Gets Help With Home Repair Needs

It was part of a national program called “House of Heroes.”

06/23/2011

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