MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Eight veterans of five wars are being honored by Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell.
Luttrell, an Army veteran, will honor the former soldiers Friday at a ceremony at the county administration building in downtown Memphis.
The soldiers are members of the Military Order of the Purple Hearts, an organization chartered in 1932 for those wounded in combat.
Soldiers being honored include one each from World War II and the Korean War, three from the Vietnam War, two from the war in Afghanistan and one from the war in Iraq.
Since 2011, members of the order have been honored in 163 cities in 10 states. Luttrell's recognition ceremony is the first to be conducted in Tennessee.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.