HATTIESBURG, Miss. — A Vietnam veteran who lost his Purple Heart and other service medals in Hurricane Katrina has had them replaced.
WDAM-TV reports that U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo helped get replacement medals for Navy veteran Michael Risley Risley was presented with the Military Order of the Purple Heart at Camp Shelby on Thursday.
He originally received the medal for wounds he suffered in Vietnam in 1968.
Risley lost his Purple Heart and all his other service medals when his Pass