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Dickant receives Purple Heart

January 27, 2014

Photo by Joseph Bell – 1st Sergeant Nathaniel Bradley, right, of the U.S. Marine Corps conducts the ceremony Friday afternoon as Captain Christopher Castagnetti, center, and Nicolas Dickant stand at attention. Dickant on Friday afternoon received a Purple Heart for injuries suffered in 2011 in Afghanistan.

Nicolas Dickant of Ridgway Township was recently awarded a Purple Heart for injuries suffered in 2011 while on a mission in Afghanistan.
Members of the United States Marine Corps were on hand Friday afternoon for the ceremony alongside various Dickant family members, many of whom have served the country in various branches of the military.
"With my family, a lot of us have a military background, cousins, my grandfathers, uncles, so it just seemed to be the thing to do," he said. "I always knew I wanted to do it."

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