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Dennis Byler stands by the Marine Bulldog that guards his driveway off Lake View Drive. The Marine veteran will receive two Purple Hearts he earned was never given during his tour in Vietnam 44 years ago.

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Fulton Marine vet to receive Purple Hearts 44 years overdue

When Dennis Byler was wounded for the third time 9 1/2 months into his tour of Vietnam — this time from grenade shrapnel during Operation Swift — the Marine Corporal was sent to Japan to serve the remainder of his 13-month service overseas.

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