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Army-Navy Game Trip Drawing for Purple Heart Recipients

By Gerry J. Gilmore
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2003 – Purple Heart recipients from previous conflicts get a chance to attend the 2003 Army- Navy football game for free.

A number of military veterans who've earned the medal awarded to service members for wounds sustained in wartime action will be selected by the Veterans of Foreign War to attend the classic in Philadelphia over the Dec. 5-7, 2003, weekend, according to a VFW press release.

The VFW will provide drawing winners with:

  • Free transportation to Philadelphia.

  • Two nights' hotel accommodations.

  • $100 expense money.

  • Two breakfasts.

  • One ticket to the game, including transportation.

Veterans selected for the trip are required to provide official documentation showing award of the Purple Heart.

The VFW's national headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., must receive contest entries by Sept. 5.

Winners will be notified by mail or e-mail by Sept. 30.

Purple Heart recipients can enter the drawing for the Army- Navy game trip at the http://www.vfw.org/football/entryformvnmemorial.htm Web site or call 816-968-1125.

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