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In East Hampton, World War II Veteran Celebrates Purple Heart Day

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Martin Sylvester at his home in Springs, holding his war awards. 
Medals: Purple Heart, Prisoner of War, Bronze Star, Legion of Honor, N.Y.S. Distinguished Service Medal.      
Ribbons: WWII Victory, Good Conduct, European Theater, Three Battle Stars. 
Other: Unit Citation, Combat Infantry Badge, Ivy Leaf Patch (4th Infantry)

Martin Sylvester at his home in Springs, holding his war awards. Medals: Purple Heart, Prisoner of War, Bronze Star, Legion of Honor, N.Y.S. Distinguished Service Medal. Ribbons: WWII Victory, Good Conduct, European Theater, Three Battle Stars. Other: Unit Citation, Combat Infantry Badge, Ivy Leaf Patch (4th Infantry)

Martin Sylvester at his home in Springs.  KYRIL BROMLEY

Martin Sylvester at his home in Springs. KYRIL BROMLEY

Martin Sylvester, 18 years-old, Company G, 12th Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.

Martin Sylvester, 18 years-old, Company G, 12th Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.

Martin Sylvester recounting his time in World War II at his home in Springs.  ELIZABETH VESPE

Martin Sylvester recounting his time in World War II at his home in Springs. ELIZABETH VESPE

Martin Sylvester recounting his time in World War II at his home in Springs.  ELIZABETH VESPE

Martin Sylvester recounting his time in World War II at his home in Springs. ELIZABETH VESPE

Martin Sylvester recounting his time in World War II at his home in Springs.  ELIZABETH VESPE

Martin Sylvester recounting his time in World War II at his home in Springs. ELIZABETH VESPE

Bill Hutton, Brian Porter, and James Baylock, Purple Heart recipients, celebrated Purple Heart Day.   KYRIL BROMLEY

Bill Hutton, Brian Porter, and James Baylock, Purple Heart recipients, celebrated Purple Heart Day. KYRIL BROMLEY

authorStaff Writer on Aug 12, 2019
Martin Sylvester was 18 when he was drafted to fight in World War II. He landed on Utah Beach in France the day after D-day, fought in the Battle of... more

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