Family of PVT. Mark Seymour receives new Purple Heart

The VFW Post 5699 presented the family of Private Mark Seymour with a new Purple Heart after his original medal was lost in the shuffle of moving his things.

Seymour was drafted into the Army in January 1944. On September 14th, 1944, Seymour was killed in action during the first penetration into Germany by the 22nd Infantry. He was only 33.

Seymour had been awarded the three medals, two for combat and one for marksmanship, and received the Purple Heart after his passing.

Two years ago, the family told the VFW Post Commander Lela Bremen that the Purple Heart was missing and together they sought to replace it.

His granddaughter, grandson, and great grand kids were at the ceremony to receive his new Purple Heart. Granddaughter Patricia Seymour said, “Here we are about two and a half years later, but we got it and it’s going to be in my brother’s hands were it belongs.”

Commander Bremen said, “It’s part of Ocean Springs history. He’s a hero and we continue to serve in honor of his service.”

The Mark Seymour VFW Post 5699 is named in his honor.

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