The Marine Corps on Tuesday apologized for mistakenly mailing Purple Heart Christmas tree ornaments to about 1,150 deceased Marines and sailors.
The gold ornaments, with an image of the Purple Heart in the center, were part of a package from the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment that included a letter to the deceased recipient from the regiment’s commanding officer as well as a flyer with information about an athletic reconditioning program.
The packages were addressed to the deceased troops.
The Corps said it learned of the error when family members called Monday evening.
“There are no words to express how very sorry we are for the hurt such a mistake has caused the families of our fallen warriors,” said Col. John L. Mayer, the regiment’s commanding officer. “There is no excuse for why this happened.”
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