PURPLE HEART DAY 2017 VETERANS HONORED
Private Frank Lyman Dunnell Jr. 27th Infantry Division Buffalo, New York
Wounded in the Somme Offensive on October 2, 1918. His medal was
discovered at the Bank of New York and was returned to his Great-Niece,
Mrs. Carlson of Burlington, VT.
Army Sergeant George W. Roles 35th Infantry Division Edna, Kansas
Lost his life during intense fighting against the Germans in St. Lo, France.
His medal was discovered in a California home and was returned to his son,
Nick Geasland of San Diego, CA.
Army Private Dan Lyle Feragen 7th Infantry Division Carlyle, Montana
Army Air Corps 1st Lieutenant Brian Woolley Flavelle 376th Bomber Group Essex County, New Jersey Served as a B-24 Bomber pilot, assigned to the 376th
Survived the infamous Bataan Death March in the Philippines, but died
inside a P.O.W. camp due to mistreatment by his captors. Receiving his medal
for the first time was his nephew and namesake, Lyle Feragen.
Bomber Group. Lt. Flavelle and his crew of the “Wongo
Wongo” lost their lives in “Black Sunday,” the costliest
mission in Air Force history, an August 1, 1943, raid on nine oil
refineries around Ploiești, Romania. His medal was discovered
Pvt. Frank Lyman Dunnell Jr.
in Oregon and was returned to his two nephews, Ande & Brian
Flavelle of Caldwell, NJ and Watsonville, CA.
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