Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

26/3/2009

WWI vet gets Purple Heart 90 years late

Hoyt Alexander Canady answered his country’s call more than nine decades ago and took a bullet in the leg fighting the Germans in France during World War I.

Now, after about 10 years of research and letter-swapping by his son-in-law, Jack Clements, Canady is being honored for his sacrifice with a recently-issued posthumous Purple Heart.

Clements, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, is a student of genealogy and military history and started working to recover records that would allow him to get a Purple Heart for Canady, who died in 1970 at the age of 75. for more click here

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