20131226 - Donated Purple Heart (SN) - nwherald

Sarah Nader- snader@shawmedia.com
Vietnam veteran Pat Fimon of Crystal Lake poses for a portrait at Brink Street Restaurant in Crystal Lake Thursday, December 26, 2013. Fimom loaned his Purple Heart to the Brink Street Restaurant to help garner more donations in the Toys for Tots drive and to reach out to veterans who may need counseling services. Fimon has become a strong advocate for the military counseling provided in McHenry County after struggling with PTSD for decades before seeking help.