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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Milton High grad receives Purple Heart.

By Patrick Fox
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Longtime Alpharetta and Carrollton resident John M. North was presented the Purple Heart during a ceremony at Fort Story, Va. this month. He received the award for wounds received in action, Oct. 19, 2009, while serving a combat tour in Afghanistan.

North was commissioned as a Marine Corps officer in 2007 after receiving a bachelor's degree from The Citadel.

The Milton High School graduate is currently serving as a logistics officer with the Coordination, Liaison and Assessment Team at Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group in Virginia Beach, Va.

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