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Finally, Purple Heart for slain soldier

Woodside resident accepts posthumous high honor for her brother at VA Palo Alto on Veteran's Day

It took 43 years and the insistence of family and friends, but finally a Vietnam War soldier was given a Purple Heart posthumously.

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Posted by Appreciative of the Military
a resident of Atherton: other
on Nov 12, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Is anyone else embarrassed by how long it took for this brave soldier's family to get the recognition Sgt Dentino deserved 41+ years ago? I applaud Rep Eshoo but this should not have needed her help. Vets and their families are going through way too much aggravation to get the help they need. Thank a VET for our freedom and write your representative to fix the problems at the VA NOW.


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Posted by Actually
a resident of another community
on Nov 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Dear,

Appreciative of the Military, a resident of Atherton… I totally hear you, but just so you and everyone knows… The VA was not the "problem"/issue. Fortunately, when the VA heard about this and that the family would be honored, they offered their location and Veterans Day Celebrations as an avenue for this family to be honored.


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