March 15, 2023
State Treasurer Mike Frerichs
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State Treasurer Mike Frerichs Returns Purple Heart To Family of Army Specialist Kenneth R. Wiest of Downstate O’Fallon
Operation Purple Heart Reunites Military Honors for Vietnam, Desert Storm Veteran
The Purple Heart awarded to Army Specialist Kenneth R. Wiest was returned to his family as part of Operation Purple Heart, an unprecedented mission to return 11 Purple Heart medals to their rightful owners, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs announced.