NORTHWOODS - You might remember this story from more than a year ago.
A Vilas County Korean War veteran waited 60 years to get his Purple Heart. Private David Masiakowski was hit by a grenade shell. He carried his foxhole partner on his back to safety and was blinded in one eye.
In February 2012, his service was recognized with a purple heart.
But now, David needs someone to carry him.
Newswatch 12 spoke with David's daughter Trisha Scarlotto, who now lives in Kentucky, Tuesday night.
She explained David is in the hospital in Eagle River and has just six months to live.
Her father's one remaining desire is to get to Milwaukee to live out his days closer to family down there. But he needs a pilot to fly him down and has limited resources and time.
Trisha is reaching out to anyone in the Northwoods who would be willing to fly her father from Eagle River to Milwaukee one last time.
If you or someone you know can help, please call Trisha at 763-561-7602.
Trisha says time is of the essence. The family thanks you for your generosity.
WOODRUFF - The state will no longer use county-by-county rules to attempt to slow the spread of deadly emerald ash borer (EAB).
Next Friday, all of Wisconsin will be under an EAB quarantine. That means ash wood can now move freely around the state.
In the current system, individual counties are quarantined only if the tree pest was found there. The state restricted the movement of ash wood between infected counties and those free from EAB, trying to keep more areas "clean."
EAGLE RIVER - You typically find cotton or denim running through her sewing machine, but Chris Gaffron has been sewing a lot of plastic lately.
"It's just straight stitching, so anyone can do it," Gaffron said.
The "StitchIt" custom embroidery store owner worked on sewing old plastic feed bags from a friend's horse barn, which don't biodegrade. Gaffron and her friend talked about ways to make better use of the trash and came up with an idea to help the homeless.
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