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Denver Police Department Hands Out Its Highest Awards

Mayor Michael Hancock joined Police Chief Robert White on Thursday to hand out the department’s highest awards, including the Medal of Honor, the Purple Heart, and Officer of the Year.

04/09/2015

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Woman Claims Late Stepfather’s Purple Heart Found By A Dog

A Purple Heart unearthed in a Denver backyard will soon be back with the family of the man who earned it, and his stepdaughter said the story of its loss and return brings back memories of the only father she ever knew.

03/24/2015

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Dog Finds Denver Veteran’s Purple Heart, Search To Return It Ensues

The search for a Denver veteran’s family after his Purple Heart was discovered by a dog a decade ago has been successful.

03/23/2015

Gov. John Hickenlooper presenting at the Purple Heart National Convention (credit: CBS)

America’s Purple Heart Recipients In Denver For Convention

Some of America’s bravest veterans are in Denver this week for the Purple Heart National Convention.

08/06/2014

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Soldier Turned Paralympian Finds He’s ‘Free’ On the Slopes

For some people, skiing can be hard and gravity doesn’t always cooperate. But for one skier, hauling down the mountain at break-neck speeds is a form of therapy.

03/10/2014

Alfred Hurtado (credit: CBS)

WWII Hero Finally Recognized With 3 Purple Hearts

It took several decades but an American hero in Commerce City has finally been recognized.

01/05/2014

Spc. Rob L. Nichols (U.S. Army)

Flags Lowered For Colorado Soldier

Flags are flying at half-staff Saturday in honor of a 24-year-old from Colorado Springs who was killed in Afghanistan.

08/03/2013

Brandy Fonteneaux (credit: Nkenge Fonteneaux)

Court-Martial Begins In Death Of Fort Carson Soldier

A court-martial is scheduled to get under way in the death of Army Spc. Brandy Fonteneaux (fon-tah-NO) of Houston, who was found dead in her room at Fort Carson in January.

12/10/2012

Brandy Fonteneaux (credit: Nkenge Fonteneaux)

Soldier’s Slaying At Fort Carson Is Bitter Irony For Family

Army Spc. Brandy Fonteneaux’s death came not on a battlefield in Afghanistan but on an infantry post in Colorado – allegedly at the hand of a fellow soldier – and that makes the pain even worse for her family.

12/08/2012

Sgt. Christopher J. Birdwell (credit: Fort Carson)

Soldier From Windsor Killed In Afghanistan

The Defense Department says two Fort Carson soldiers from Colorado and Oregon have been killed in Afghanistan.

08/28/2012

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