Wounded Connecticut WWII Hero Still Competes in Track and Field Events at Age 90

I absolutely love posting stories of WWII veterans who make the headlines in local newspapers.  In this case, a high school friend posted a heartwarming story from a local CT news channel on facebook.  Roy Rodrigues, 90 years old, received the purple heart for wounded received against an enemy while a member of the 8th Armored Division, attached to the 71st Infantry Division during WWII.  The newsclip doesn’t really delve into the exact details, but the piece is moving and I thought it would make a nice addition to the site.  Click the photo of Roy below to watch the video.

Purple Heart

Purple Heart


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