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Parkston vet believed to have most Purple Hearts received by South Dakotan

November 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Jerry Triebwasser, a Vietnam veteran, has 10 medals in possession, four of
which are Purple Hearts.
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South Dakota honors veterans with Purple Heart Memorial Highway

August 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY The South Dakota Transportation Commission officially designated Interstate 90, from the Wyoming border to the Minnesota border, as the Purple Heart Memorial Highway during a dedication ceremony at the Valley Springs and Spearfish rest areas along the interstate, Tuesday, Aug. 7. Continue Reading

Dedication event for I-90 as ‘Purple Heart Trail’ set

August 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE A dedication ceremony to acknowledge the designation of Interstate 90 from the Wyoming border to the Minnesota border as the “Purple Heart Trail” will be held Tuesday, which is National Purple Heart Appreciation Day.
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I-90 designated Purple Heart memorial highway

May 24, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The state Transportation Commission overruled the state Department of Transportation and decided Thursday that Interstate 90 across South Dakota should be designated as the Purple Heart Memorial Highway, in honor of men and women of the U.S. armed forces who were wounded or killed in enemy action. Continue Reading

N.D. Guard soldier receives Purple Heart

May 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A North Dakota National Guard soldier wounded while serving in Iraq has received the Purple Heart. Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk (sprihn-suh-NAT’-ik) presented Sgt. Michael Wing with the award during a ceremony in Minot on Friday. Continue Reading

Davils Lake Guardsman, a Forest River native, receives belated Purple Heart

March 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It took a while, but Staff Sgt. Heith Dokken finally was awarded the Purple Heart he earned nearly nine years ago. On Saturday at Camp Grafton just south of Devils Lake, the 21-year military veteran who grew up in Forest River, N.D., was presented the nation’s oldest military medal for wounds he suffered July 1, 2003, near Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Continue Reading

GF County guardsman gets Purple Heart

March 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota National Guard Staff Sgt. Heith Dokken, originally from Grand Forks County, will receive the Purple Heart at a ceremony at Camp Grafton, N.D., Saturday. Continue Reading

Fargo soldier awarded Purple Heart

February 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Three years after suffering a traumatic brain injury from a mortar attack in 2008 while on duty, Ouart finally got recognition for his service by being awarded a Purple Heart at a ceremony Saturday at the Armed Forces Reserve Center. Continue Reading

N.D. Iraq war veteran to receive Purple Heart

December 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Dakota congressional delegation announced Friday that Ouart, who suffered a traumatic brain injury from a mortar attack, will receive the medal. Ouart, a former firefighter who enlisted in the National Guard in 2006, was wounded in 2008. Continue Reading

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Conrad: Ruling on military medals dishonors veterans

August 19, 2010 in INFORUM

Senator backs penalties for lying about medals

BISMARCK Sen. Kent Conrad on Thursday decried a federal appeals court’s ruling that people can’t be prosecuted solely for lying about their military medals, saying it dishonors veterans who fought for their country. Continue Reading