Newscast
11:20 am
Sat July 19, 2014

96 Years Later, WWI Vet's Family Receives His Combat Medals

Purple Heart
Credit mattscoggin / Flickr Creative Commons
The family of a World War I veteran from New Hampshire has been presented with some long-overdue service medals.   Frank Silva's son, Cmdr. Frank Silva, and daughter, Kathleen Talley, received the Purple Heart and other medals on Friday at the American Legion, Post 37 in Hooksett.   Sen. Jeanne Shaheen presented the medals.   Silva served in France after enlisting in the Army in July 1917. Silva was originally assigned to the Yankee Division, which would later become the 101st Field Artillery Unit. During his time in the Army, Mr. Silva served in five battles and was wounded on July 15, 1918. He was honorably discharged on October 3, 1919.