By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.
On Saturday, July 15, 2017, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell presented a Purple Heart to the family of the late WWI Veteran Corporal Rupert Scheer. The Purple Heart was given to the family for his service in the U.S. Marine Corps for which he proudly served in during WW1. The family of Corpral Scheer contacted the the office of Debbie Dingell who worked to secure the Purple Heart for Corporal Scheer's duty.
According to a press release Saturday from Debbie Dingell's office, "It's an honor to present the family of Rupert Scheer with this deserving recognition of his service and sacrifice." "It is because of individuals like Corporal Scheer, who serve this country with courage, valor and distinction, that we remain the land of the free and home of the brave."
According to Debbie Dingell's press release, on June 30, 1918 Corporal Scheer was badly wounded while serving in France in the aftermath of the Battle of Belleau Wood.