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Sgt. George Sahlmann’s Purple Heart

According to CBS News, Sgt. George Sahlmann’s Purple Heart Medal will have a permanent home in the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan, New York when his family will present it tomorrow night with the help of our friends at Purple Hearts Reunited. According to their Facebook page, in 1937 Sahlmann stowed away on a […]
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