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Local Man Gets Purple Heart

Sammy Lewellen

Sammy Lewellen

After 58 years, Spickard resident Sammy Lewellen has finally received the Purple Heart he was awarded during his service in the Korean War. Lewellen, who was in the Army from July 22, 1952 to July 21, 1955, served as a medic with the Seventh Division in Korea. During his military service, Lewellen was injured by an exploding grenade while helping a fallen comrade. In addition to body wounds,

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