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Cremated remains of a WWII veteran with 2 Purple Hearts found in a trash dump

Three weeks ago, on the last Saturday of November, the young couple was hanging out at Sturgell's house when her brother rode up on his bike, all excited. He had found two fishing poles in this huge pile of trash. Come check it out, he said. So they did.

At the edge of the trash mound, sticking out from beneath a box, Sturgell spied a worn green folder.

She pulled it out, brushed off the dust. Across the top, bold letters said, "Department of Defense."

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National Public Relations Director, John Bircher, 352-753-5535
Email: PublicRelations@Purpleheart.org
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