11/30/12 - 8:33am
The City of Soldotna is officially a “Purple Heart City” after council members voted to honor residents who had served in the military and earned the medal.
Preston “Nick” Nelson, the state commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart told council members the honor held impact.
“You don’t go looking for a Purple Heart,” he said. “Unfortunately you know, it hurts.”
He said as he’s travelled to various functions and met other medal recipients, he “got off easy.”
“It really means a lot to me, it means a lot to all of us,” he said.