Pur­ple Heart of sol­dier killed in WWII be­ing re­turned

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

A Pur­ple Heart medal posthu­mously awarded to a north­ern new York sol­dier killed dur­ing World War II is be­ing re­turned to his fam­ily.

Ver­mont-based Pur­ple Hearts Re­united says it was re­turn­ing two World War I Pur­ple Hearts ear­lier this year at the Jef­fer­son County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety in Water­town when he was told the or­ga­ni­za­tion had four other Pur­ple Hearts in its safe.

One of the medals had been awarded posthu­mously to Tech­ni­cian Edward Lamoureaux, who was born in St. Lawrence County. He was serv­ing in an Army tank unit when he was killed in ac­tion in Lux­em­bourg in Septem­ber 1944. His re­mains were never re­cov­ered.

Lamoureaux’s Pur­ple Heart will be pre­sented to his niece, Nancy Cleve­land of Oneida County, dur­ing a cer­e­mony Fri­day af­ter­noon at the VFW post in Lowville in Lewis County.

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