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DeSoto Designated as a Purple Heart County

In honor of the brave service members wounded in combat defending our Country's freedom, DeSoto County is officially a Purple Heart County. The Board of County Commissioners proudly approved the designation on August 27, 2018. Commissioners Selph and Mansfield, both veterans, along with Veterans Service Officer Steve Rickard presented the proclamation to Jack Brunton, Jr., department commander of Florida, with the Military Order of the Purple Heart. 


Steve Rickard
Veterans Service Officer
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Ph:   (863) 993-4860
Fax:  (863) 993-4857

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Department News

Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall Coming to DeSoto County
DESOTO COUNTY, Fla. - Veterans groups in DeSoto County are bringing a Traveling Vietnam Memorial...  read more

Veterans Memorial At Veterans Park
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Veterans set flag pole at Veterans Memorial Park
On Saturday May 25th veterans of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Amvets and...  read more

SSG Christopher Ward Proclamation
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Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
The Board of County Commissioners have proclaimed March 30, 2013 as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans...  read more

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