Exclusive invitation to CGS Members to help Purple Hearts Reunited with some unique genealogical research.

On March 14, CGS emailed its members with an exclusive invitation to conduct some unique genealogical research.  The non-profit foundation, Purple Hearts Reunited (“PHR”), has begun its “WWI 100th Anniversary Tribute Project” to reunite 100 American families with their lost WWI veterans’ Purple Heart Medals during one week in April 2017 to commemorate WWI’s 100th Anniversary.  CGS members can help PHR’s project in its early project stages — by conducting research on the veteran of one lost Purple Heart Medal to compile the serviceman’s brief Biography and also find his Living Next of Kin for an April 2017 reuniting ceremony!  We need to hear from all interested CGS Member volunteers by March 27, 2016.

We’re happy to report that even after a couple of days in, your response has been wonderfully overwhelming in giving of your time and research expertise along with all of your high-5s.  THANK YOU CGS MEMBERS, YOU’RE THE BEST!  We’ll keep you posted with our progress, a bit of information about our CGS Member volunteers and the many facets of our experience in helping PHR with this amazing project.  Stay tuned!
If you’re a CGS Member and you’re interested in volunteering to help research in this project, you can find details in our email dated March 14, 2016.  We need to hear from you by March 27.

This WWI Purple Heart Medal of PVT Douglas R. Matthews was returned to his grandson in 2015 at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, Virginia.  The grandson was a Purple Heart recipient himself in Vietnam.
This WWI Purple Heart Medal of PVT Douglas R. Matthews was returned to his grandson in 2015 at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, Virginia. The grandson was a Purple Heart recipient himself in Vietnam.

 

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