WWII hero honored in Ocean County with Purple Heart

A World War II veteran was honored today in Ocean County for his service.Pfc. Daniel Passarella received a Purple Heart at today?s ceremony, seven decades

WHITING - A World War II veteran was honored today in Ocean County for his service.

Pfc. Daniel Passarella received a Purple Heart at today?s ceremony, seven decades after sustaining injuries during the invasion of Normandy.

"This was a chance to say thank you," said Rep. Chris Smith.

Passarella says he is happy to be alive and well with his family. He turns 90 next month.

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