Oconee a Purple Heart county

December 20, 2012

A resolution, signed by Oconee County Council Chairman Joel Thrift, proclaims Oconee County a Purple Heart County in South Carolina. A total of 210 county residents lost their lives in the armed conflicts since 1898 and a large number have been awarded the Military Order of the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat. The resolution also notes the county today is home to highly-decorated military members, both active and retired.

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