Saturday, May 21, 2011

Female Soldier From Middleboro, MA Awarded Purple Heart

(Enclosed picture is of the Town of Middleboro, MA Veterans Park, built by the Veterans of Middleboro, MA)

It is no surprise that MIDDLEBORO, MA produces men & women who go on to serve in our military with distinction. Middleboro has produced TWO Medal of Honor recipients, Patrick Regan from WWI and HM3 Wayne Caron, Navy Medic from the Vietnam War.

The history of Middleboro shows that this farm community in the Southeastern Massachusetts also holds the distinction of being home to a Revolutionary War Hero, Deborah Sampson who served disguised as a man for a few years until gravely wounded on the field of battle.

BRAVO ZULU to our own, Deidra Neeley - YOU make all of Middleboro proud for your dedication to country and selfless service.

Female Soldier From Middleboro Awarded Purple Heart
May 21, 2011 2:32 PM
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Doug Cope reports

MIDDLEBORO (CBS) – A Middleboro servicewoman received a huge honor on Saturday.

Deidra Neeley became the first female ever in Massachusetts to receive a Purple Heart.

Neeley was a combat medic when she was wounded in on August 27, 2009 in Afghanistan.

“It’s an honor. Of all the firsts I could have done, I definitely wasn’t choosing to get injured,” said Neeley.

Both Neeley and her husband remain on active duty and work at Walter Reed Hospital Washington, DC.

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