Maj. Gen. Steven Cray, in coordination with Lt. Gov. Phil Scott and Senator Bernie Sanders, present a Purple Heart award to the family of Mr. John H. Demag, in the Cedar Creek Room of the Statehouse today at 1 p.m.
Mr. John Demag was born in Essex in 1893. He enlisted in the Army in February, 1918 and was promoted to the rank of Corporal in June, 1918. Cpl. Demag was wounded in action in August of 1918 and was awarded a wound chevron at that time. Cpl. Demag is eligible to receive the Purple Heart award posthumously, which his family has requested.
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