Marines, sailors wounded in combat getting help to get home for Christmas
By: Rachael Cardin, Gina DiPietro
Dec 16, 2015
Combat wounded service members are getting an extra special holiday present from the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
57 Camp Lejeune service members received money this year. More than 26,000 checks have been awarded since it started 11 years ago.
Chapter members say it all started when their commander asked wounded warriors how the order could help them. A young Marine reportedly said he just wanted to go home for the holidays. More than a decade later, the Purple Heart is still making it happen.
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