In 1944 Jim Radford was a 15 year old ‘galley boy’ serving with the Merchant Navy on the Empire.
WWII Veteran Receives Three Purple Hearts
Nearly 70 years after World War II ended, U.S. Army Veteran and Wounded Warrior, Sgt. Alfred Hurtado was presented with three Purple Hearts, a Combat Infantryman Badge, and nine other medals for his service by the chairman of the Forgotten Heroes campaign. Hurtado completed four combat jumps between 1943 and 1944 and recently celebrated his 90th birthday.