Fallen soldier to receive Purple Heart

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

ELKHART, Ind.--- The legacy of an Elkhart soldier killed in Afghanistan will be remembered with a Purple Heart Award.

Staff Sgt. Jesse Williams died in December while serving overseas.

The Elkhart native was one of six soldiers on board a Black Hawk Helicopter when it crashed.

In honor of William's service his mother and daughter will be awarded with his Purple Heart.

Congresswoman Jackie Walorskie will make the presentation this Thursday at 9 a.m. The service will be held at the Granger Community Church.

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