Purple Hearts

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Photo by Tavi Ellis

Carroll County is an official Purple Heart County, as designated by this sign that was hung Monday morning on Arkansas Highway 23 near Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Pictured from left to right are U.S. Navy SEAL veteran Jerold L. Weaver, a recipient of nine Purple Hearts for being wounded in combat; Michael Angelow of the Carroll County Road Department; Army and Vietnam War veteran Johnnie L. Scroggins; Carroll County Judge Sam Barr; Carroll County Veterans Service Officer Alex Brown; and Purple Heart Region V Commander Charles W. Adkins.

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