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“Miami Vice” Star Attends National Purple Heart Hall Of Honor, Inc. Fundraiser

Michael Talbott, star of “Miami Vice” and coordinator of Purple Heart Outdoors Tour, which provides hunting trips for special forces veterans that have been wounded in combat, seen here with Steve Smith, The Sentinel and Orange County Post associate publisher. Talbott stopped at The Sentinel and Orange County Post offices before a National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Fundraiser in New Windsor Thursday evening. (photo by Mark Gerlach)

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Michael Talbott, star of “Miami Vice” and coordinator of Purple Heart Outdoors Tour, which provides hunting trips for special forces veterans that have been wounded in combat, seen here with Steve Smith, The Sentinel and Orange County Post associate publisher. Talbott stopped at The Sentinel and Orange County Post offices before a National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Fundraiser in New Windsor Thursday evening. (photo by Mark Gerlach)

By Mark Gerlach

Michael Talbott, who starred in “Miami Vice” in the 1980s in the role of Det. Stanley Switek, attended a fundraiser for the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, Inc. in New Windsor Thursday night at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor.

Retired General David Petraeus and congressmen Chris Gibson and Sean Patrick Maloney were also scheduled to appear at the event to discuss national and international issues, according to the event’s website.

Talbott, who was also featured in films “First Blood” and “Carrie,” stopped by the Orange County Post and Sentinel offices before the fundraiser. Beyond television and film, Talbott is active in supporting U.S. veterans. He coordinates a not-for-profit program called Purple Heart Outdoors Tour, which conducts hunting tours for special forces veterans that have been wounded in combat.

The trips help veterans “ease back into society,” Talbott said. “It’s difficult to come back to normal life in America.”

Talbott hasn’t served in the armed forces. However, his brother was in the Marine Corps and his father was in the Navy, he said. Talbott was a senior in high school when former U.S. President Richard Nixon ended the draft for the Vietnam War in 1973. At the age of 18 Talbott journeyed to Hollywood.

Purple Heart Outdoors Tour is held five times per year, including: pheasant and turkey hunts in Iowa, a quail hunt in Georgia featuring 60 veterans on Super Bowl weekend, an elk hunt in Montana and a white-tailed deer hunt in Northern California.

For the complete story see the Friday, April 29 editions of The Sentinel and Orange County Post. 

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