The Purple Heart Medal (PH) is a decoration presented in the name of the President of the United States to recognize members of the U.S. military who have been wounded or killed in battle. It differs from other military decorations in that a "recommendation" from a superior is not required, but rather individuals are entitled based on meeting certain criteria found in AR 600-8-22.

The Purple Heart Medal (PH) is a decoration presented in the name of the President of the United States to recognize members of the U.S. military who have been wounded or killed in battle. It differs from other military decorations in that a "recommendation" from a superior is not required, but rather individuals are entitled based on meeting certain criteria found in AR 600-8-22.

In honor of my husband:  The Purple Heart Medal.  The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after April 5, 1917 with the U.S. military.

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In honor of my husband: The Purple Heart Medal. The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after April 5, 1917 with the U.S. military.

Purple Heart was created by George Washington 233 years ago

Purple Heart was created by George Washington 233 years ago

Purpleheart.jpg....TODAY IS NATIONAL PURPLE HEART DAY.  Awarded for being wounded or killed in any action against an enemy of the United States or as a result of an act of any such enemy or opposing armed forces.

Purpleheart.jpg....TODAY IS NATIONAL PURPLE HEART DAY. Awarded for being wounded or killed in any action against an enemy of the United States or as a result of an act of any such enemy or opposing armed forces.

Purple Heart. http://www.pinterest.com/jr88rules/vietnam-war-memories/  #VietnamMemories

Purple Heart. http://www.pinterest.com/jr88rules/vietnam-war-memories/ #VietnamMemories

August 7: The Purple Heart medal was first created by General George Washington today in 1782 and reinstituted in 1932. Is there an ancestor or a family member who was awarded a Purple Heart medal? What's the story behind the award and their military service? #familyhistory #military

August 7: The Purple Heart medal was first created by General George Washington today in 1782 and reinstituted in 1932. Is there an ancestor or a family member who was awarded a Purple Heart medal? What's the story behind the award and their military service? #familyhistory #military

Bronze star and Purple heart medals Stock Photos

Bronze star and Purple heart medals Stock Photos

Inspiring: This Is Why Zach Fike Reunites Purple Hearts With Soldiers Who Lost Them Read more: http://www.rd.com/true-stories/inspiring/lost-purple-heart-medals

Why Zach Fike Reunites Lost Purple Hearts With Their Soldiers

Inspiring: This Is Why Zach Fike Reunites Purple Hearts With Soldiers Who Lost Them Read more: http://www.rd.com/true-stories/inspiring/lost-purple-heart-medals

Join us in commemorating the sacrifices many brave members of the U.S. Armed Forces have made and the Purple Heart Medal awarded as a result of their dedication #PurpleHeartDay

Join us in commemorating the sacrifices many brave members of the U.S. Armed Forces have made and the Purple Heart Medal awarded as a result of their dedication #PurpleHeartDay

Close to 400 lost Purple Heart medals have been returned to the recipients and their families since one group helped reunite them.

Lost Purple Hearts Returned to Veterans and Their Families

Close to 400 lost Purple Heart medals have been returned to the recipients and their families since one group helped reunite them.

After more than 40 years and about 20 letters and emails, a Linden veteran has finally received his Purple Heart medal he earned in the Vietnam War.

Linden Vietnam War veteran receives Purple Heart 45 years after service

After more than 40 years and about 20 letters and emails, a Linden veteran has finally received his Purple Heart medal he earned in the Vietnam War.

The U.S. Postal Service issued its first Purple Heart stamp in 2003. That stamp featured a photograph, taken by Ira Wexler, of a Purple Heart awarded to Lt. Col. James Loftus Fowler (USMC) in 1968 following an action on the border between North and South Vietnam. The 2012 Purple Heart Medal Forever® stamp features a photograph also taken by Wexler of the decoration awarded during World War II to 1st Lt. Arthur J. Rubin (1917–1978).

The U.S. Postal Service issued its first Purple Heart stamp in 2003. That stamp featured a photograph, taken by Ira Wexler, of a Purple Heart awarded to Lt. Col. James Loftus Fowler (USMC) in 1968 following an action on the border between North and South Vietnam. The 2012 Purple Heart Medal Forever® stamp features a photograph also taken by Wexler of the decoration awarded during World War II to 1st Lt. Arthur J. Rubin (1917–1978).

Vintage WWII Purple Heart Medal with Case

Vintage WWII Purple Heart Medal with Case

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