Purple Heart Ceremony
Photo Credit: Russell K. Dodson
A ceremony was held for retired Sgt. 1st Class Alepio Solmirin, who was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart for an injury he received during the Korean War. Lt. Gen Francis J. Wiercinski (left), commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific, officiated the ceremony June 1, 2012, at Palm Circle located at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Family members were in attendance including Solmirin's wife and son Adam, who accepted the medal.
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