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Stephen Dufeck never received the Purple Heart for wounds he suffered in Vietnam during an enemy rocket and mortar attack. Now, 45 years later, he will finally get the honor he deserved.] JERRY HOLT • jerry.holt@startribune.com

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Today we remember the men and women who gave us the ultimate sacrifice…The Purple Heart honors the men and women who are of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. During the American Revolutionary War, the Badge for Military Merit decorated six known soldiers.

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