This is the face of a man who served over twenty years in the army. After being wounded and held prisoner, he went on to become a master sergeant. Even after a life of service, he was denied his medals and passed away in 1997.
“He had a lot of trouble with his memory but that's the only thing he remembered, that he never got his Purple Heart. It just meant a lot to him,” said D'Arcy-Clarke, who accepted the medals.
Never giving up her late husband's fight, D’Arcy-Clarke recently called Congressman Nunes' office. She spoke to Kyle Turner, who's part of the Wounded Warrior Program. Because he's a vet and Purple Heart recipient, he knew exactly what hoops to jump through.
“Everything was right there, black and white. They couldn't refuse it,” said Turner.
Tuesday morning, at long last, the medals are presented by the congressman.
“On behalf of the
“I was so happy because he tried for years. We went to an interview in
Turner says he's more than happy to help those who've done so much for our country.
“The family is looking for closure, recognition for their loved one's blood that was spilled in a foreign county on behalf of this nation,” said Turner.
Congressman Nunes wants the public to know their local representative is there for services like this one. This case was unusual because of how much time had passed since D’Arcy-Clarke’s service.