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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

Rep. Poliquin Presents Purple Heart, Multiple Other Medals to World War II Veteran Henry Hunter, Jr. on His 99th Birthday

September 30, 2017
Press Release
WWII Veteran Henry Hunter, Jr. was wounded on New Years’ Eve before 1945 and was presented a number of medals, including the Purple Heart, on his 99th birthday yesterday

MACWAHOC – Yesterday, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) presented the Purple Heart and a number of other medals to World War II Veteran Henry Hunter, Jr that his office was able to secure and celebrated his 99th birthday.


Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:


“Mr. Henry Hunter, Jr. is a part of the Greatest Generation that answered the call to serve America during World War II and exemplifies true courage, sacrifice, commitment to duty and love of country,” said Congressman Poliquin. “It was a tremendous honor to present Mr. Hunter with our Nation’s Purple Heart Medal, along with several others, to recognize him for his bravery and courageous service for our country, and to celebrate his 99th birthday with him and his family. Thank you, sir, for your service.”


Congressman Poliquin presents the Purple Heart to WWII Veteran Henry Hunter, Jr.


Congressman Poliquin presents the Purple Heart to WWII Veteran Henry Hunter, Jr.


WWII Veteran Henry Hunter, Jr. celebrated his 99th birthday yesterday.


Hunter was wounded on the New Years’ Eve before 1945. Yesterday, he was presented the Purple Heart, Am. Defense Service Medal, Euro-African-Mid. East Campaign Medal & Bronze Star Attachment & Silver Star Attachment, WWII Victory Medal, Honorable Service Lapel Button, and Marksman Badge & Rifle Bar. Yesterday also marked Hunter’s 99th birthday.


Maine 2nd Congressional District Veterans and their family members may request military medals or assistance with VA services and benefits by contacting Congressman Poliquin’s Congressional District Offices in Lewiston (784-0768), Bangor (942-0583) or Caribou (492-1600).