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The Military Order of the Purple Heart

For Immediate Release

Springfield, VA - May 27, 2010

Fred Taylor, Purple Heart Service Foundation Board VP, Featured tonight on the Roger Hedgecock Show on Radio America!

Taylor.jpgNEWS ALERT: Fred Taylor, Purple Heart Service Foundation Board VP, Featured tonight on the Roger Hedgecock Show on Radio America!

May 27, 2010: The Military Order of the Purple Heart is proud to kick off the Memorial Day weekend tonight on Radio America, with legendary talk host, Roger Hedgecock featuring Board VP, Fred Taylor and the Purple Heart organization.  The interview will be featured on the Rodger Hedgecock Show which airs on nearly 100 stations across the country in 27 states.  In addition, the Hedgecock Program Airs on Sirius/ XM Satellite Radio Channel 158, as well as streaming live on Radio America's website at www.radioamerica.org.

The Roger Hedgecock Show airs 6p-9p ET, and 3p-6p PT, the interview will air at approximately 7:30 p.m.ET.

Fred Taylor is the Vice President of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation Executive Committee. He has been on the board of directors since 2000 and has held the position of VP since 2007.

Taylor volunteered to serve in the military and in September 1967, was inducted into the US Army and completed basic training at Fort Campbell, KY.  He graduated from basic training in December and was assigned to Fort McClellan, AL, for his Advanced Individual Training in Combat Infantry.  Training was completed on March 1, 1968, and he went to Vietnam on March 25. Taylor was assigned to the First Cavalry Division [Airmobile].  He was wounded three times, on April 29 on Ap Bia Mountain [later known as Hamburger Hill] by two pieces of grenade shrapnel; on June 11 in Quang Tri province by artillery shrapnel to his right shoulder; and finally on June 15 when he was shot through the left foot by a 51-caliber machine gun and through the right knee by an AK-47 rifle.

Subsequent to his last wound, he spent 6-months in military and VA hospitals rehabilitating.  He was eventually medically retired from the US Army due to his extensive combat wounds.  Since leaving the military, Fred has volunteered to help other veterans and has logged several thousand hours serving our nation's veterans.

Radio America:  Radio America has built a solid reputation for excellence among the many thousands of stations which have broadcast the network's offerings over the past two decades. During that time, Radio America has won a host of awards including the New York International Radio Festivals Gold and Silver medals, the ABA Silver Gavel, Gabriel, Ohio State, Freedom Foundation and many others. In 1997, Radio America achieved full network status, broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Programs are broadcast via three satellites and over 400 affiliates carry our programs. In addition, the network's programs are available through the Internet. Radio America programs generally reflect the network's adherence to traditional American values, limited government and the free market.

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