Police Officer and REALTOR Mike Brennan from the CENTURY 21 Affiliated office in Madison, WI was once again given the opportunity to return a missing Purple Heart in Fond du Lac, WI to the family of a Marine.
The medal was discovered by the Rochester, Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars, who quickly reached out to Purple Hearts Reunited for help in tracking down the family. It was returned to the family of Private First Class Woodrow Wilson Grubb. According to the Purple Hearts Reunited Facebook, Grubb was called to serve in WWII, where he was assigned to the 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division. PFC Grubb was Killed in Action during the last day of fighting on 09 July 1944 in Saipan.
This past February, Brennan returned a Purple Heart to Craig E. Hampton — a 69-year-old veteran living in northern California. Hampton earned his Purple Heart after being wounded in action on Nov. 12, 1966, during Operation Paul Revere IV while conducting search-and-destroy missions in Chu Pong and the Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam.
Purple Hearts Reunited mission is to return lost or stolen military medals of valor to veterans or their families, in order to honor their sacrifice to the nation. This non-profit organization has been returning Purple Hearts since 2012. If you’d like to read more about this wonderful foundation, please visit their website at purpleheartsreunited.org