Purple Heart Medal

The Purple Heart (PH) is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the president to those wounded or killed while serving, on or after 5 April 1917, with the U.S. military. With its forerunner, the Badge of Military Merit, which took the form of a heart made of purple cloth, the Purple Heart is the oldest military award still given to U.S. military members. The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is located in New Windsor, New York.

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For more information about the Purple Heart Medal and points of interest visit:

DoD Purple Hearth page at: https://www.defense.gov/News/Feature-Stories/story/Article/1650949/the-purple-heart-americas-oldest-medal/#:~:text=The%20first%20medal%20was%20presented,all%20services%2C%20including%20some%20civilians.

The National World War II History Museum at: https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/history-of-the-purple-heart

Purple Heart Foundation main page: https://purpleheartfoundation.org/     

Military order of the Purple Heart main page: https://www.purpleheart.org/

Nation Purple Heart Hall of Honor main page: https://www.thepurpleheart.com/