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The families of two Coast Guardsmen were presented Purple Heart medals this week.
National Purple Heart Day was marked by the return of seven Purple Hearts earned by WWII and Vietnam veterans.
Following the war, Tony Procassini submitted paperwork to receive his Purple Heart, but it never came.
No soldier should have to do that -- sell their medals for food.
This six-time Purple Heart recipient gave his Bronze Star Medal and a Purple Heart to the 21-year-old's parents.
The cutter Tampa was sunk by a U-boat torpedo in 1918, killing all 131 aboard.
The Coast Guard plans to recognize the crew of the Tampa by awarding as many Purple Hearts as possible to survivors.
Wilkie said veterans who have earned the Purple Heart will be placed "at the front of the line when it comes to claims."
Secretary Robert Wilkie says the move is recognition for wounds borne in battle.