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A Military Homecoming..

February 5, 2014

Bill Johnson displays the Purple Heart medal from his long lost brother, George, after it was returned to him a couple weeks ago.  The medal was stolen over 50 years ago and never found until recently. 
 MURRAY COUNTY NEWS/ Sean Solheim
MURRAY COUNTY NEWS/ Sean Solheim
Bill Johnson displays the Purple Heart medal from his long lost brother, George, after it was returned to him a couple weeks ago. The medal was stolen over 50 years ago and never found until recently.
in the form of a returned Purple Heart
By: Sean Solheim Murray County News Staffwriter

By definition, the Purple Heart medal is a military decoration given to a soldier who has been wounded in combat, but for some people, the Purple Heart stands for so much more, such as a lost family member in war. Over 60 years ago, this specific medal, along with the Bronze Star, was the only tie between a family and a deceased warrior. Because of someone’s wrong doing, the medals were stolen. Just recently, the Purple Heart tying that family together to remember their fallen soldier was returned home once again.

George J. Johnson was born in 1932 to Emil and Clara (Wildfeuer) Johnson. While growing up, George was greeted with other brothers and sisters and among them at age 7, Bill Johnson, who currently lives in Avoca, Minnesota, was born.

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