January 19, 2013 3:42 PM

NC man getting Purple Heart back, 70 years later

RALEIGH, N.C. | When Army Cpl. George Hemphill returned to North Carolina from fighting in World War II, he tried to put the horrors of life as an infantryman behind him by not talking about what he had seen. That included not asking about the Purple Heart he had received and mailed home for safekeeping.

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