Youngstown Vindicator: Warren WWII Navy officer gets long-overdue Purple Heart

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Youngstown Vindicator: Warren WWII Navy officer gets long-overdue Purple Heart

It was Atty. David R. Chenoweth’s day.

On Saturday, his family pulled off a surprise 93rd birthday celebration at which he was presented the Purple Heart he earned on Iwo Jima during World War II but had never received.

Family and friends gathered at Enzo’s Restaurant to celebrate and honor Chenoweth, a well-known retired attorney and vice president and trust officer for the former Union Savings and Trust Co.

Mayor William D. Franklin presented him with a proclamation declaring Nov. 8 as “David Chenoweth Day” in the city.

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