Lost Purple Heart Brought Back Home to Pottsville
POTTSVILLE, Pa -- A Purple Heart was lost but now it’s found a new home in Pottsville at the Schuylkill County Historical Society. “I was ecstatic! Something like this doesn't happen every day,” Executive director Tom Drogalis said. The man who earned the military medal of honor is Marine Captain Walter Yoder. The Port Carbon native was hurt during the battle of Guadalcanal on the Solomon Islands during World War II.