Melville veteran honored with Purple Heart medal for service in Iraq War
A Melville man was awarded a Purple Heart medal for his service in the Iraq War.
Chris Levi was honored at a special ceremony in Glen Cove.
The veteran lost both of his legs during an explosion in 2008 and has undergone over 130 surgeries since then.
Levi was initially offered the honor while hospitalized in Iraq but waited to accept it until his entire platoon returned home.