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NCRF Chair launches fundraiser in memory of family member who received the Purple Heart

NCRF Chair Early Langley with photo of her uncle, a U.S. veteran who received the Purple Heart

National Court Reporters Foundation Chair Early Langley, RMR, a freelance court reporter from Danville, Calif., knows firsthand about the great sacrifice of veterans who earn the esteemed Purple Heart Award. She wrote an oral history to capture the story of her father’s twin brother, Pvt. First Class Earl K. Zimpfer, who gave all while serving in World War II at age 24. Zimpfer was posthumously granted the Purple Heart Award for his family to cherish and honor his memory. The Purple Heart Award is given to a member of the U.S. Armed Forces in recognition of their bravery and loyalty to their country.

Langley’s account of her uncle’s legacy is captured in a Library of Congress blog: Finding Uncle Earl-How Searching for My Namesake Led to the Library of Congress,” which was posted on March 27. NCRF partners with the Library of Congress on the Veterans History Project.

To further honor the memory of her uncle in a way that benefits members of the NCRF and NCRA court reporter, captioner, and legal videographer community, Langley created a special fundraiser. To make a tax-deductible contribution to this campaign, you can donate here.

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