Monday was a very special day for one Harrisonburg veteran as he received his Purple Heart after waiting over five decades. Virginia Sixth District Congressman Ben Cline awarded U.S. Army Sergeant John Rakes a Purple Heat that was 53 years overdue.
On Monday WHSV swung by the Quad at JMU to get reactions from students about College GameDay coming to town. While the game isn’t until Saturday the excitement is already in the air ahead of the big weekend.
A massive wildfire is still raging in Madison County, as the Quaker Run fire has already burned 3,700 acres and it is only 40% contained. Meanwhile, a mulch fire in Chesterfield hit early Friday morning too.