The lost burial flag of a Vietnam Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient took an unlikely journey back to its rightful owner recently because of the diligent work of a local Veteran.

Tim Wright of Shippensburg, himself a Vietnam Veteran, located the family of decorated U.S. soldier John Torres and returned the flag that had been discovered in an abandoned storage locker. He presented the flag to Torres’ daughter, Shauna Torres-Owings of Gettysburg, with honors in an emotional ceremony March 12.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.