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- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
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- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- 1 dead, 3 hurt in accident on Highway 72 (11/19/17)
Purple Heart stamp issued
WASHINGTON -- A new postage stamp commemorating the Purple Heart, the nation's oldest military award, was released Friday by the Postal Service.
First-day of issue ceremonies were held at Mount Vernon, the suburban Virginia estate of George Washington, who ordered the Purple Heart in 1782.
The 37-cent stamp features a photograph of a Purple Heart awarded in 1968 to James Loftus Fowler, a Marine lieutenant colonel, who served in Vietnam.
Originally a "badge of distinction for meritorious action," the Purple Heart now is awarded to members of the U.S. military who have been wounded or killed in action.
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