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January 4, 2008
North Providence man to receive Purple Heart
A North Providence Army veteran will be awarded several commendations today, including a Purple Heart Medal, for his service more than 50 years ago.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed will present the Purple Heart Medal to Peter A. Soscia, a veteran of the Korean War, this afternoon. According to the citation, Soscia was wounded in action in May 1951 while serving with the the Army’s 89th Medium Tank BN, 25th Division, Korea.
He will also be awarded a Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Korean Service Medal with one Silver Star Device; United Nations Service Medal; Presidential Unit Citation; and the Army of Occupation Medal with Japan Clasp.
Reed, a member of the Armed Services Committee, will present the Medals to Soscia at 1:30 p.m. ceremony at his office, 1000 Chapel View Blvd. in Cranston.
-- projo.com staff writer Brandie M. Jefferson
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