VALDESE Mrs. Bob C. English of Valdese has received the Purple Heart which was awarded to her husband, Private Bob C. English, above, an infantryman in the Seventh army for wounds received in action in France February 24, 1945. Before his induction he was employed by the Valdese Manufacturing company. He took his training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and Camp Hood, Texas. After a short furlough home, he was sent overseas. He has one brother in service, Private Parris H. English. Mr. Robert Claywell English Sr., 101, of Valdese, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 9, in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Morganton. The family will receive friends Sunday, June 9, from 2 to 2:45 p.m., at Heritage Funeral Service. Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the English family.