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Family receives purple heart on behalf of fallen Vietnam veteran

Posted at 7:30 PM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 07:54:23-05

CAPE CORAL , Fla. — The family of a fallen Vietnam veteran received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals in Southwest Florida.

Congressman Francis Rooney was at the presentation at the Southwest Florida Military Museum in Cape Coral.

Sergeant Daniel j. Maloney was born in 1950, in the Bronx. He enlisted into the army and served at Fort Knox. Daniel was then deployed to Vietnam, where he served with the 1st Cavalry Division.

He got injured in 1970 and was sent to Japan for treatment where he died after complications.