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Recipient of five Purple Hearts will help welcome pickup through Spokane on way to veteran in Texas

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Randy Howard's five Purple Heart's glisten in a display case at his home on Monday, July 24, 2017, in Spokane, Wash. 
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updated  Randy Howard’s a soldier and a survivor. He’s been shot in the head by a Vietnamese sniper. Bayoneted in the gut. Flesh ripped by grenade shrapnel. He went to Vietnam as an Army Airborne Ranger for 13 months in 1966 and 1967. He went home for five months and was called back, this time for the Tet Offensive in early 1968. It was the bayonet that got him discharged for good.

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