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Purple Heart award given to Tucson veteran

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Posted at 7:15 AM, May 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-27 10:15:48-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - On Memorial Day we remember those who have served our country. And for one Tucson family, it's extra special.

Louis Moran was a Tucson native who was wounded in combat during the Korean War, but he was never awarded the Purple Heart because his information was lost in the National Personnel Records Center fire in St. Louis in 1973. So his granddaughter made it her mission to make that happen.

She says she has spent a lot of time working with plenty of people, gathering the right information to get the Purple Heart awarded. And after 17 years, that special moment will happen Monday. The award will be presented at Fort Huachuca by Major General Walters during the Memorial Day observance ceremony at the Old Post Cemetery.