The Purple Heart is the oldest military award the United States of America gives to its service members. It’s sometimes called “the medal nobody wants,” because it’s given to those killed or wounded in combat. Now, a mid-Michigan man has joined those ranks. First Lieutenant William Milzarski is retired from the U-S Army. He first enlisted back on August 1, 1990 -- the day before Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. He spent just a few years in as a heavy construction operator. He was injured, got out and eventually went to Cooley Law School.