Treasure Chest Thursday: Papa’s Purple Heart

My Papa, Alphonso Thornton, Jr., served in the Marine Corps during WWII on board the USS Cabot. It was hit by a kamikaze on 25 Nov 1944 and he was wounded (although I’m not sure what his injuries actually were.  I need to remember to ask my dad about that).

He received the Purple Heart.  My dad has it now along with this newspaper clipping.

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