By Ali Balgooyen, Multi Media Video Journalist - bio | email
Iraq War Veteran and Purple Heart Recipient Will Thompson is in the process of starting a Military Order of Purple Hearts Chapter for the Lima VFW Post. He says he noticed a need for the new chapter because there is not one near by.
So far, Thompson has recruited 6 purple heart recipients in the area, but needs 6 more to a become nationally recognized chapter. The chapter would be named after fallen soldier Nathan B Carse of Harrod, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011. Senior Vice Commander of the Lima VFW Post, John Frueh, says he couldn't be happier Thompson is organizing the new post.
For Thompson, its not about getting extra recognition, its about keeping the camaraderie with local purple heart recipients.