Aug 7, 1782 - The "Order of the Purple Heart" is created by President George Washington (1782): A History Of The Purple Heart | http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129711544 by T. Christian Miller
Vintage WWII Purple Heart Medal with Case You are viewing an original, vintage WWII Era Purple Heart Military Award medal set. Complete set with ribbon bar and lapel pin with case/box. Reverse of the medal has room for an engraving and says "FOR MILITARY MERIT". No Serial #. Pin assembly on medal is the sew on type. One piece lapel pin. Ribbon bar has the one straight pin on the back. Case has the usual small imperfections found with a case that is 70 years old. Inside of case is nice and clean. Really Nice set overall. You are buying one case, one medal, one ribbon bar and one lapel pin. Comes with 100% Money Back Guarantee. Ships US and INTL with Tracking #. We ship USPS Priority in 1-2 days after payment is received. Returns are accepted as long as it is in its original condition. DMZ Collectibles
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.
Three U.S. Navy nurses are decorated with purple heart medals in Saigon to become the first American women to receive the medal for service in the Vietnam War at a ceremony on Jan. 7, 1965. The nurses were wounded in an explosion in Hotel Brink in Saigon, Christmas eve. From left are, Lt. Barbara J. Wooster of Laurel, Md.; Lt. Ruth A. Mason of Goshen, N.Y.; and Lt. Ann D. Reynold of Dover, New Hampshire.
Charles Durning, prolific character actor, died on 12/24/12 at age 89 and buried at Arlington Cemetery. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and for his valor and wounds received during the war, he was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and three Purple Heart medals. Additional awards include the World War II Victory Medal and the National Order of the Legion of Honor. RIP