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.
Billy Walkabout, 1949 - 2007 an Oklahoma Cherokee, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star 5 awards, one upgraded to DSC, the Bronze Star 10 awards, the Purple Heart 6 awards, and the Army Commendation Medal
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.
Nov. 20. 1968: Billy Walkabout, eighteen, a Cherokee Indian, goes on an assassination mission behind enemy lines in Vietnam. He will received the Distinguished Service Cross, five awards of the Silver Star, five awards of the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart.