http://almanacnews.com/square/print/2013/11/12/finally-a-purple-heart-for-a-slain-soldier


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Finally, a Purple Heart for a slain soldier

Original post made on Nov 12, 2013

It took 43 years and the insistence of family and friends, but finally a Vietnam War soldier was given a Purple Heart posthumously.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 10:23 AM

Comments

Posted by Appreciative of the Military, a resident of Atherton: other
on Nov 12, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Is anyone else embarrassed by how long it took for this brave soldier's family to get the recognition Sgt Dentino deserved 41+ years ago? I applaud Rep Eshoo but this should not have needed her help. Vets and their families are going through way too much aggravation to get the help they need. Thank a VET for our freedom and write your representative to fix the problems at the VA NOW.


Posted by Actually, a resident of another community
on Nov 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Dear,

Appreciative of the Military, a resident of Atherton… I totally hear you, but just so you and everyone knows… The VA was not the "problem"/issue. Fortunately, when the VA heard about this and that the family would be honored, they offered their location and Veterans Day Celebrations as an avenue for this family to be honored.