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Purple Heart recipients honored

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on August 12, 2012 1:50 AM

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Edward A. Hooker is honored at the Purple Heart Banquet Friday at Walnut Creek Country Club. Hooker received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained during the Korean War.

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Purple Heart Foundation of N.C. committee member Gerry Phelps salutes while the national anthem is played during the banquet.

It wasn't in their nature to go into detail about the circumstances that brought them to Walnut Creek Country Club Friday evening -- to unwrap the firefights and explosions that earned them the Purple Heart and a seat inside...

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