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WWII vet John La Puzz receives Purple Heart decades after his service

John La Puzz, 97, received his Purple Heart

John La Puzz, 97, received his Purple Heart from Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. at the Veterans Home in Paramus today. (January 17, 2014 6:16 PM)

A World War II veteran has received a Purple Heart Medal nearly 70 years after he was wounded in battle.

John La Puzz, 97, received his Purple Heart from Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. at the Veterans Home in Paramus today.

La Puzz was wounded in Italy on July 29, 1944.

Pascrell says the award given today is nearly seven decades overdue. "Due to, main reason, a clerical error,"...

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