Video Player
  • Email
  • share

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/2499205785001/39627146001/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

More Videos

Local News

Page 1 of 2
Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes

Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes

00:39 | 4/26/2015 4:53:21 PM
See it, Skip it, or Rent it

See it, Skip it, or Rent it

04:47 | 4/26/2015 9:34:31 AM
Spring Cleaning your finances

Spring Cleaning your finances

02:46 | 4/26/2015 9:34:31 AM
Mostly cloudy with highs in the 60s

Mostly cloudy with highs in the 60s

01:24 | 4/26/2015 8:19:23 AM
Green fried tomatoes

Green fried tomatoes

03:08 | 4/26/2015 7:26:08 AM
Dobbs shines in QB challenge

Dobbs shines in QB challenge

01:15 | 4/25/2015 9:56:43 PM
govols247: Three bolts from spring game

govols247: Three bolts from spring game

00:56 | 4/25/2015 9:51:24 PM
Orange & White Game

Orange & White Game

01:04 | 4/25/2015 9:51:23 PM