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The Military Order of the Purple Heart

For Immediate Release

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. - June 28, 2010

Petraeus lauds vets, Purple Heart recipients in NY

Gen. David Petraeus paid tribute to more than 400 veterans — including 100 recipients of the Purple Heart — Friday in upstate New York, days after he was asked to add command of the U.S. war in Afghanistan to his leadership of the war in Iraq.

The Army general picked by President Barack Obama to replace the U.S. military's top commander in Afghanistan was the keynote speaker at the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Tribute in New Windsor, Orange County.

He didn't mention his current assignments, focusing instead on the sacrifice of the gathered veterans, especially those who earned the Purple Heart, an honor bestowed on those wounded or killed in combat.

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