Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Blount County Vietnam veteran to receive Purple Heart 47 years after turning it down

"It was one of those things. I put it in a drawer and I just, filed it away," said Morse, explaining he never even mentioned it to his children.

He also never talked about the injury to his eye and his exposure to Agent Orange while in Vietnam. 

"Since I got out of the service, I could have had them," he said. "I figured there were a lot more soldiers a lot worse than I was that needed the money. I was doing pretty good. You make your own way."

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