Couple pays $4.99 for Purple Heart at Goodwill, finds rightful family

A Mesa, Arizona, couple stumbled on the highly regarded Purple Heart medal at their local Goodwill store for a whopping $4.99, local news KNXV reported.

Feeling undeserving of the award, Laurie Hardy took it upon herself to find the hero whose name was engraved on the medal, Eual H. Whiteman.

Discovering that the World War II veteran had passed away in 1991, Hardy, with the help of workers from Goodwill and the Veteran Buddy Finder group, was able to locate Whiteman’s former sister-in-law Phyllis Lawson in Missouri.

Lawson reflected on Whiteman as “a very impressive looking man, very tall and muscular,” according to KNXV, who also acted as a stuntman in the 1967 Kirk Douglass movie “The Way West.”

Hardy also learned that Whiteman’s father had received a Purple Heart, but was never able to witness his son obtain the same honor.

“Legacy is something we don’t have a lot of and it’s precious to ya,” Lawson said with appreciation.

She offered to pay for the award but Hardy refused: “I said ‘no, this is my good deed for the day.’”

H/T: Fox News


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles