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The Military Order of the Purple Heart

Near the 10th anniversary of the day he was shot by a bank robber, Michael Blood will be among seven honored for wounds in line of duty

An organization of wounded combat veterans, the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH), Department of Minnesota, selected Blood and six other Minnesotans to receive National Law Enforcement and Fire Citations, in recognition of what they've given and endured for their fellow citizens.

Although officers and firefighters can't receive a Purple Heart -- that honor is reserved for members of the military -- MOPH considers them brethren and issues such citations annually.

"It's a recognition of people that have made sacrifices for the community and, by extension, the country," said Minnesota MOPH Commander Wally Lind. He said this year's recipients include officers who, like Blood, were wounded years ago but had yet to receive the honor.

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For information contact:
National Public Relations Director, John Bircher, 352-753-5535
Email: PublicRelations@Purpleheart.org
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