The following story appeared in the Sunday, July 19, edition of The Herald out of Sierra Vista, Ariz., written by Bill Hess.
One island-hopped during World War II fighting the Japanese.
Another slugged it out with the Viet Cong in Vietnam.
Both were wounded.
On Saturday, former Pfc. James Gann, 85, a native of Gallatin, and former Spc. 4th Class Frederick Golladay, 59, finally received their Purple Heart Medals,