Purple Heart http://wkyufm.org en Bowling Green Veteran Receives Purple Heart--44 Years After War Wound http://wkyufm.org/post/bowling-green-veteran-receives-purple-heart-44-years-after-war-wound <p></p><p>It took over four decades for a Bowling Green Vietnam veteran to receive his Purple Heart, but Eddie Miller says it was worth the wait.</p><p>Miller was wounded in Vietnam in 1969, but never received a Purple Heart because his military records were lost. The 66-year-old Miller says a friend recently encouraged him to contact Congressman Brett Guthrie's office, which intervened on Miller's behalf and got the necessary paperwork through the Defense Department.</p><p>Miller and several family members were on hand Thursday when Rep. Guthrie presented the Vietnam veteran with his Purple Heart.</p><p>The Purple Heart is a combat decoration that is awarded to men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who are wounded in times of war.</p><p>Asked to describe the incident 44 years ago that led to his award, Miller said his base camp came under rocket attack.</p><p>“We were running and scrambling, and I felt pain,” he said. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:23:10 +0000 Kevin Willis 36283 at http://wkyufm.org Bowling Green Veteran Receives Purple Heart--44 Years After War Wound