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.
Frederick Woelkers returns to the battlfield where he was wounded in this quick youtube video put out by the US DOD. Woelkers was with the 102nd Infantry Division when he was wounded by sniper fire in Germany.