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Whitbeck Purple Heart Presentation Tuesday

Written By The Mountain Eagle on 4/12/24 | 4/12/24

By Alexis Pencar

SHARON SPRINGS — The American Legion Post 1269 of Sharon Springs has gone above and beyond again! There will be a Purple Heart Presentation for Mr. Bobby Whitbeck on Tuesday, April 16th at 6:00 PM in Sharon Springs. Through community connections, it was made known that there was an issue that needed correcting and the American Legion got to work!

In 1968 Whitbeck joined the Marine Corps and went to Vietnam. In Vietnam, he was in combat and was wounded. He was entitled to receive a Purple Heart when he returned home, however, he never received it.

For the past 6 months, the American Legion of Sharon Springs has been working tirelessly to correct this issue and they now have the Purple Heart!

There will be a presentation of the long-awaited and highly deserved Purple Heart to Mr. Whitbeck during the American Legion monthly meeting.

Join for this Purple Heart presentation and celebration on Tuesday, April 16th around 6:00 PM at the Sharon Community Building located at 129 Main Street Sharon Springs, NY 13459.

This is another fantastic example of the hard work and dedication of our local Sharon Springs American Legion Post 1269.

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. The American Legion's mission statement is: To enhance the well-being of America's veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

The Legion is always looking for new members! If you are interested in becoming an American Legion member, volunteering, donating, or more, please contact Commander Paul Todd at (518) 649-0024 for more information.

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