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  Purple Heart History
The original Purple Heart award was instituted by George Washington in 1782 to reward troops for "unusual gallantry" and "extraordinary fidelity and essential service." The award was a purple cloth heart edged in silver braid, and was to be worn over the left breast of the uniform.
The new regulations authorized the posthumous award of the Purple Heart retroactive to December 7, 1941, and eliminated the use of the medal as a merit award.
In December 1942 the Navy Department authorized the award of the Purple Heart for all fatal and non-fatal wounds retroactive to December 7, 1941.
www.purplehearts.net /id6.html   (2087 words)

 Purple Heart Family Support™ from MarineParents.com, Inc. Supporting Families of Marines Wounded in Action
Purple Heart Family Support™ volunteers provided lunch to the family members of ill and injured Marines and Corpsmen at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD on Saturday, September 15th.
The Puple Heart Family Support™ volunteers brought in a catered lunch for families of Marines hospitalized at Bethesda.
We have a team of Purple Heart Family Members that are working with us to provide additional information and support services to the family members of injured Marines.
www.purpleheartfamilies.com   (586 words)

 The Purple Heart...What Is It?
Intrinsically, the Purple Heart is the world's costliest military decoration - nineteen separate operations are required to make it from the rough heart stamped from bronze to the finished medal, plated with gold and enameled in various colors, suspended from a purple and white ribbon.
The ORDER of the PURPLE HEART is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action.
The Purple Heart Viola on your lapel is evidence that YOU have not forgotten the price of liberty paid in the past and still being paid by those who have borne the brunt of battle in defense of America.
www.purpleheartchapters.org /Text/purple_heart.htm   (770 words)

 Purple Heart Information
The Purple Heart is a U.S. military decoration awarded in the name of the President of the United States to those who have been wounded or killed while serving in, or with, the U.S. military after April 5, 1917.
The Purple is a heart shaped medal within a Gold border, 1 3/8 inches wide, containing a profile of General George Washington.
As the Purple Heart did not exist prior to 1932, records of the decoration are not annotated in service histories of those veterans who were wounded or killed by enemy action prior to the establishment of the medal.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Purple_Heart   (2342 words)

 Purple Heart Criteria
While clearly an individual decoration, the Purple Heart differs from all other decorations in that an individual is not "recommended" for the decoration; rather he or she is entitled to it upon meeting specific criteria.
Any member of the Army who was awarded the Purple Heart for meritorious achievement or service, as opposed to wounds received in action, between 7 December 1941 and 22 September 1943, may apply for award of an appropriate decoration instead of the Purple Heart.
For those who became Prisoners of War after 25 April 1962, the Purple Heart will be awarded to individuals wounded while prisoners of foreign forces, upon submission by the individual to the Department of the U.S. Army of an affidavit that is supported by a statement from a witness, if this is possible.
www.usmcvta.org /pheart/phcriteria.htm   (1270 words)

 DefenseLINK News: Purple Heart Stamp Reissued, Iraqi War Vets Honored   (Site not responding. Last check: )
USPS is proud to recognize the Purple Heart with this stamp, because it reminds Americans of what people have suffered in the name of freedom, said John E. Potter, postmaster general and chief executive officer of the U.S. Postal Service.
The Purple Heart stamp will go to millions of homes on cards and letters and will be a testament to the sacrifices of servicemembers past and present, he said.
The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the president to members of the military who have been wounded in combat or to the next of kin of those killed in action.
www.defenselink.mil /news/May2006/20060526_5240.html   (632 words)

 Purple Heart?
The Purple Heart is an American decoration - the oldest military decoration in the world in present use and the first American award made available to the common soldier.
The PURPLE HEART is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action.
Wives, mothers, daughters, step-daughters and adopted daughters of Purple Heart recipients are eligible to belong to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, which also does important work nationally and locally in Veterans Hospitals.
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 Purple Heart
The original Purple Heart, designated as the Badge of Military Merit, was established by General George Washington by order from his headquarters at Newburgh, New York, August 7, 1782.
The original Purple Heart depicted on the first page is a copy of the badge awarded to Sergeant Elijah Churchill and is now owned by the New Windsor Cantonment, National Temple Hill Association, PO Box 525, Vails Gate, NY 12584.
During the early period of World War II (7 Dec 41 to 22 Sep 43), the Purple Heart was awarded both for wounds received in action against the enemy and for meritorious performance of duty.
www.gruntsmilitary.com /ph.shtml   (944 words)

 Purple Heart Trail
All of I-95 is designated the Purple Heart Trail from the Potomac River in Alexandria, on the Maryland border, down to the State of North Carolina.
Historically, the Purple Heart Trail concept was inspired by the George Washington Chapter #1732 of Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania, VA, in 1992.
Major highways are the ideal setting for this virtual trail, and ultimately, the Military Order of the Purple Heart would like to see the entire Interstate Highway System, conceived by General Dwight D. Eisenhower during his tenure as President of the United States, designated as major portions of the Purple Heart Trail.
www.purpleheart.org /purple-heart-trail.html?lnum=21025   (499 words)

 Commission Candidate's Purple Heart Claims Draw Fire - Science - RedOrbit   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A Police Purple Heart is a generic term to describe a United States law enforcement medal which may be issued to any police officer who is wounded or killed in the line of duty.
To be awarded the Police Purple Heart, an officer must be wounded or killed as the result of a confrontation with a criminal and not be accidental death or injury.
Some veterans have considered the Police Purple Heart to be offensive to the nature of the actual Purple Heart Medal, which may be earned only in battle and is considered an honored United States military medal.
www.redorbit.com /news/science/633174/commission_candidates_purple_heart_claims_draw_fire/index.html?source=r_science   (1068 words)

 NPR : The Purple Heart, Present at the Creation
The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the president to any member of the armed forces or U.S. civilian who, while serving in the U.S. armed services after April 5, 1917, has been wounded or killed, or who has died or may die after being wounded:
The Purple Heart is presented to members of the U.S. military who have sustained injuries or have been killed in conflict with an armed enemy.
received his Purple Heart last week in New York City, 57 years after he was injured when a German submarine's torpedo slammed into his ship, the USS Frederick C. Davis, and sank it in the Atlantic.
www.npr.org /programs/morning/features/patc/purpleheart/index.html   (1205 words)

 DMV - Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles
Only one motor vehicle owned by the applicant may be licensed with a Purple Heart plate at any one time.
Vehicles registered with Purple Heart plates cannot be used for the transportation of persons or property for hire.
Purple Heart plates are also available for motorcycles.
www.dmv.state.ne.us /dvr/specialty/purplehrt.html   (170 words)

 Kerry faces questions over Purple Heart - The Boston Globe
They complain that Kerry's three Purple Hearts were for minor wounds and that he left Vietnam more than six months ahead of schedule under regulations permitting thrice-wounded soldiers to depart early.
He received all three purple hearts for relatively minor injuries -- two did not cost him a day of service and one took him out for a day or two.
Nearly three months later, a document was sent to Kerry informing him that he would receive a Purple Heart "for injuries received on 2 December 1968." The Naval Historical Center, which could not locate a copy of the original card for the incident, nonetheless confirmed that Kerry did receive the Purple Heart.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2004/04/14/kerry_faces_questions_over_purple_heart   (1243 words)

 Purple Heart Medal/Wound Chevron Registry Form
The purpose of this Registry is to collect the names of every American awarded the Purple Heart medal or equivalent for injuries sustained in battle against enemy forces.
(a) For purposes of the award of the Purple Heart, the Secretary concerned shall treat a member of the armed forces described in subsection (b) in the same manner as a member who is killed or wounded in action as the result of an act of an enemy of the United States.
- An award of the Purple Heart under subsection (a) shall be made in accordance with the standards in effect on the date of the enactment of this Act (Feb. 10, 1996) for the award of the Purple Heart to persons wounded on or after April 25, 1962.
www.amervets.com /phmedl.htm   (274 words)

 Purple Ribbon Campaign
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for American women age 35 and older and kills six times as many women as breast cancer.
Women's heart disease is often misses as interpretation of angiography is based on men's heart disease… results of the WISE (Women's Ischemic Syndrome Evaluation) study.
Heart transplant patients do better when the donor heart is a male or of the same sex.
www.womensheartfoundation.org /content/outreach/Purpleribboncampaign/whatis_purpleribboncampaign.asp   (2070 words)

 Floridata: Tradescantia pallida
Purple heart is a long-jointed sprawling groundcover plant with succulent stems and pointed leaves.
Purple heart blooms constantly during warm weather, but the flowers are open only in the morning.
Purple heart is an excellent plant for bedding, rock gardens, and tropical effects.
www.floridata.com /ref/T/trad_pal.cfm   (420 words)

 DefenseLINK News: VA Boosts Healthcare Priority for Purple Heart Vets   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, he added, Purple Heart recipients are still required to pay $2 for each 30-day supply of prescription medication provided to outpatients for conditions not related to military service.
The Purple Heart traces its lineage to the U.S. military's oldest decoration, the Badge of Military Merit, first presented by George Washington to three soldiers in 1782.
The Purple Heart indicates meritorious military service and is awarded to service members who've been wounded during action against the enemy, to include wounds incurred during captivity.
www.defenselink.mil /news/Aug2000/n08292000_20008291.html   (858 words)

 Purple Heart
The Purple Heart was established by General George Washington at Newburgh, New York, on 7 August 1782, during the Revolutionary War.
While clearly an individual decoration, the Purple Heart differs from all other decorations in that an individual is not "recommended" for the decoration; rather he or she is entitled to it upon meeting specific criteria.
Any member of the Army who was awarded the Purple Heart for meritorious achievement or service, as opposed to wounds received in action, between 7 December 1941 and 22 September 1943, may apply for award of an appropriate decoration instead of the Purple Heart.
www.americal.org /awards/ph.htm   (1159 words)

 The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor offers visitors an incredible journey through military history and provides veterans with the opportunity to share their stories and reminders of human sacrifice and the cost of freedom.
Purple Heart recipients can also choose to have their awards presented on these grounds.
With the assistance of Purple Heart staff, recipients and their families who visit the Hall of Honor will have the opportunity to record their thoughts and feelings about what they have experienced at the exhibition, or to take a moment to give thanks to the people who have given so much by serving our country.
www.thepurpleheart.com /exhibitions   (480 words)

 (TB11QC8) Travel Bug Dog Tag - Preemie Purple Heart
Het Preemie Purple Heart kan je tot steun zijn wanneer je je alleen voelt en je eraan herinneren dat je er niet alleen voor staat.
The heart is not a solid color and the strips in each heart are a little different, just as every child and every journey is a little different, but the basic design is the same just like the basic experience is the same.
At the bottom of the Preemie Purple Heart is a teardrop, it is symbolic of the tears shed during the journey of a premature family, good and bad, joy and sorrow.
www.geocaching.com /track/details.aspx?guid=1908364c-c973-4ee5-9e12-8e930a4fed8a   (712 words)

 Purple Heart Pickup Service - About Us
The funding for veterans services, welfare, rehabilitation, and educational programs comes from the Purple Heart Service Foundation, Inc. Funds for these programs are raised by the sale of useable household goods contributed by people just like you through the Purple Heart Pickup Service.
Chartered by Congress, the Military Order of the Purple Heart is the ONLY national organization composed entirely of combat wounded veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart Medal.
The purpose of the Purple Heart Pickup Service is to collect usable clothing and household items that have been donated by people just like you.
www.purpleheartpickup.org /about_us.php   (379 words)

 CNN.com - Delegates mock Kerry with 'purple heart' bandages - Aug 31, 2004
Donna Cain, an Oregon delegate, wore a purple heart bandage on her wrist.
Dole was sharply criticized by Kerry backers when he questioned whether Kerry's wounds were severe enough to merit a Purple Heart.
Although he was grievously wounded in a later battle, Dole wrote in a 1988 biography that the first of his two Purple Hearts was the kind of wound the Army treated "with Mercurochrome and a Purple Heart."
www.cnn.com /2004/ALLPOLITICS/08/30/gop.purple.hearts/index.html   (720 words)

 Purple heart band aids - Beastie Boys Message Board
Many military veterans resent their mocking of a Purple Heart recipitant and his decorations, charging the Republicans' behavior is reprehensible.
According to retired Gen. Merrill McPeak, former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, 3,700 Purple Hearts have been awarded in Iraq.
Many folks have asked if I was pissed about the purple heart bandaids, my truthful answer is not at all.
www.beastieboys.com /bbs/showthread.php?t=30114&goto=nextnewest   (962 words)

 The Badge of Military Merit/The Purple Heart
Surmounting the enameled shield is Washington’s family coat of arms, the same used by the heart shape and the coat of arms of the obverse is repeated without enamel; within the heart lies the inscription, For Military Merit, with space beneath for the engraved name of the recipient.
Developments concerning the Purple Heart after 1931 served to define further eligibility requirements for the award and to identify it even more closely with bloodshed or loss of life in the nation’s service.
The Purple Heart is ranked immediately behind the bronze star in order of precedence among the personal awards; however, it is generally acknowledged to be among the most aesthetically pleasing of American awards and decorations.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/faq/purhrt.htm   (1322 words)

 The Purple Heart Tribute Colt .45   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Considered to be the most beautiful of all U.S. decorations, the heart-shaped medal bears the silhouette of George Washington and the Washington family coat of arms.
Today, the Purple Heart is awarded to all branches of the military as well as to civilian nationals of the United States, "for military merit as a result of wounds received in action against a hostile foreign force," including international terrorism or military operations while serving as part of a peacekeeping force.
Since the Purple Heart Tribute pistol is a working firearm, it will be shipped to you through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice.
www.americaremembers.com /Products/PURPLEHT/PURPLEHT.asp   (520 words)

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