Vietnam War

Cocopah Indian Tribe Hosts Veterans Ceremony

Jan 29, 2018
Stephanie Sanchez

The Cocopah Indian Tribe hosted a ceremony honoring Vietnam veterans this weekend.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports.

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Arizona Edition - August 7th, 1782, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army George Washington issued a general order establishing the “Badge of Military Merit.”  This badge served as the inspiration for the Purple Heart and today, nearly 232 years later, the award is only given to those who were wounded while serving on the battlefield.  There have been an estimated 1.8 million recipients of the medal in U.S. history.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett spoke with four of these recipients living in Yuma County…(originally aired 08/04/14).