Purple Heart medal

Purple Heart

KWTX-TV's two Vietnam War documentaries, "We Can't Forget Vietnam" and "From The Ashes Of Vietnam," continue to bring the station honors and attention.

The latest comes Friday morning when the Military Order of the Purple Heart formally names the television station its first Purple Heart Television Station.

The Purple Heart is awarded to American military personnel killed or wounded in combat with a declared enemy of the United States.

The Military Order of the Purple Heart organization promotes goodwill among combat-wounded veterans, patriotism and efforts to inform the public about the sacrifices made by medal winners.

The organization's Department of Texas Chapter 1876 and Ladies Auxiliary petitioned the national organization to honor KWTX.

KWTX's "We Can't Forget Vietnam" won a Lone Star Emmy and Regional Edward R. Murrow Award while "From The Ashes Of Vietnam" received a National Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio-Television-Digital News Directors Association.

Tribune-Herald entertainment editor