More than 60 years later, World War II Soldier awarded Purple Heart posthumously
Photo Credit: Jordan Chapman, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs
Shirrel DeShon, wife of the late Master Sgt. (Ret.) Marion "Don" DeShon, receives the Purple Heart on behalf of her husband from Lt. Col. Matthew VanWagenen, commander of the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, March 26 in St. Mary's Chapel at Fort Riley, Kan. The Purple Heart was presented to DeShon's family for his actions committed during World War II.
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