AMVET POST 89 raises Purple Heart Flag 

AMVET POST 89 raises Purple Heart Flag 

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on February 27, 2023

AMVET (AMERICAN VETERANS) POST 89 in Beverly Hills raised the Purple Heart Flag at the Civic Circle in Beverly Hills on President Washington’s birthday.

AMVET POST 89 raises Purple Heart Flag 

Pictured holding the Purple Heart Flag left to right post Adjutant Arnaldo Rodriguez, Niece Louise Blodgett of Torpedio mate second class Wilford Dubois and Post Commander Lou Ann Braglin. 

The Purple Heart medal is presented to all members of the military who were either killed or wounded by enemy action while serving in the military in the line of duty. So far 1.8 million medals have been presented. The heart shaped medal features President Washington on a purple background. 

Torpedo Mate Second Class Wilford Dubois was serving in World War II on the USS Bristol 453 destroyer class in the Mediterranean sea when it was hit by a torpedo from a German submarine U371 on October 13, 1943. He was listed as missing in action on that date and was declared dead on October 14, 1944. His stone is in the African American Cemetery in North Africa. 

ANY member of the military or veterans with an honorable discharge can become a member of AMVETS. AMVETS post 89 works to assist veterans and their families in Citrus. County and people living in Citrus County. For information call Commander Lou Ann Braglin @`(352)464- 0931. 



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