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Brooklyn resident, Purple Heart recipient shares story of serving during Vietnam War

A Brooklyn resident and two-time Purple Heart recipient has spent his life helping other veterans.

News 12 Staff

May 30, 2021, 2:03 AM

Updated 1,114 days ago

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A Brooklyn resident and two-time Purple Heart recipient has spent his life helping other veterans.
Danny Friedman, 72, was drafted in 1967 to fight in Vietnam with high hopes, pride and honor to serve his country. But, after coming back home in 1969, images of war triggered post-traumatic stress disorder.
Friedman says he found purpose in helping other veterans deal with their own trauma from war. He worked for New York as a veteran counselor and the U.S. Department of Labor in Veteran Affairs.
He says this Memorial Day, consider reaching out to a veteran and thanking them for their service.


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