21 August 2009

In the Company of Heroes

Soldiers' Angel Greta Perry with WWII Veteran JJ Witmeyer at the 2009 Military Order of the Purple Heart Convention. Witmeyer, who landed on Utah Beach during the Normandy invasion, is a recipient of two Purple Hearts, four Bronze Stars, two Presidential Unit citations, a European Campaign medal, a Combat Infantryman's badge, a French Legion of Merit (their highest honor), and scores of other military decorations.

Last week Soldiers' Angels participated the 2009 National Convention of the Military Order of the Purple Heart with a display of the Soldiers' Angels traveling museum, "Tribute to Heroes and Angels". The museum is quite impressive and if you haven't seen it, you can find more information here.

SA was represented by Toby Nunn, Jeff Bader, and Greta Perry. Greta had the honor of traveling to the convention with JJ Witmeyer, pictured above. Greta's summarized her reflections about the veterans she met there in a moving post called "They carry the war in their eyes".

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