Weather Alert

Freeze Warning, Frost Advisory

*Freeze Warning from Midnight until 9AM Thursday for all the WNC Mtns & Foothills, along with much of the Upstate.

*Frost Advisory from Midnight until 9AM Thursday for NE Georgia and the Western Upstate


Top Stories
text size

Lost & Found Purple Heart

Updated: Monday, January 21 2013, 12:55 PM EST
A 90-year-old Rutherford County veteran gets his Purple Heart, that was lost in the mail almost seven-decades-ago. 
George Hemphill says he sent it back home from France in 1944 and forgot about it.  He was given the medal at a ceremony in Rutherfordton Sunday. 
It was purchased by a Florida man in a Columbia, South Carolina antique store in 2000.  The man paid $70.00. 
The medal finally found its way to a group called "Purple Hearts Reunited" and then George Hemphill. 
Follow Frank Kracher on Twitter @FrankKracherLost & Found Purple Heart

Advertise with us!
Advertise with us!