is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed, while serving, on or after April 5, 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 only earlier award being the obsolete Fidelity Medallion. The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is located in New Windsor, New York.
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to these brave individuals who have conquered these brutal acts to gain this legendary award thank you.
Chief Nurse MacDonald and her unit were assigned to work at a British Clearing Hospital, which was located four miles behind the lines, in Belgium. The German aircraft bombed her hospital, wounding her with shell fragments. Beatrice lost her right eye due to her injuries, but However remained in the army and served throughout the War.
2nd Lieutenant Biggers. Despite his wound, he led an assault against the enemy position, forcing them to abandon that position.
If you need help obtaining this medal, please call us at 866-420-4147 and we will take you through the process or you may visit the National Archives to acquire your or next of kin service records. These medals are protected by the Stolen Valor Act and are illegal to wear or display if you are not the recipient. Service Medals requires proper documentation to obtain these medals.
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