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West Virginia office designates Purple Heart parking place

October 19, 2018

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — An office in West Virginia has unveiled a special parking place for Purple Heart recipients and service members wounded in combat.

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams helped unveil the spot at the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 2 Office on Wednesday. The Herald-Dispatch reports the space is dedicated to members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart or service members who received wounds in service to the U.S. military.

Disabled America Veterans State Commander Jennings Adkins said he’s glad Huntington is honoring veterans in this way and thinks more cities should follow suit.

Chapter 2 Office Commander Jayson Parks said he wanted the space to honor all Purple Heart recipients. Parks’ uncle, Carl Varnum, received two Purple Heart medals as a Marine serving in the Vietnam War.

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Information from: The Herald-Dispatch, http://www.herald-dispatch.com

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