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World War II veteran receives Purple Heart after 68 years

Charles Lawson Jr., 91, takes pride in the few items he has left from his military service: a few shell casings, a photograph, and a military cap with his battalion's buttons. But for 68 years there was a piece missing in his collection.

http://www.wbir.com/video/2499205785001/1/World-War-II-veteran-receives-Purple-Heart-after-68-years http://download.gannett.edgesuite.net/wbir/brightcove/29913744001/29913744001_2499244240001_th-51c51a2ee4b01d8173136416-1206954751001.jpg?pubId=29913744001 World War II veteran receives Purple Heart after 68 years Charles Lawson Jr., 91, takes pride in the few items he has left from his military service: a few shell casings, a photograph, and a military cap with his battalion's buttons. But for 68 years there was a piece missing in his collection. wbirNews 02:46

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