Category: Purple Heart

Categories: Personal Decorations, US Military Decorations

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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. 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 that is still given to members of the U.S. military, the only earlier award being the obsolete Fidelity Medallion. 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.

Description

A purple heart within a gold border, 1 3/8 inches wide, containing a profile of General George Washington. Above the heart appears a shield of the Washington Coat of Arms (a white shield with two red bars and three red stars in chief) between sprays of green leaves. The reverse consists of a raised bronze heart with the words “FOR MILITARY MERIT” below the coat of arms and leaves.

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Privacy Level: Public (Green) 22 Oct 1919 Texarkana, Miller, Arkansas - 07 Dec 1941
Privacy Level: Open (White) 14 Jan 1932 Dickey, LaMoure, North Dakota - 29 May 1953
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1916 - 11 Dec 1943
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 20 Aug 1927 Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States - 27 Apr 1966
Privacy Level: Open (White) 27 Feb 1926 - 25 Dec 1944
Privacy Level: Open (White) 07 Oct 1921 Bedford, Virginia, USA - 06 Jun 1944
Privacy Level: Open (White) 22 Nov 1925 Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States - 16 Jun 1945
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 17 Aug 1929 Montclair, Essex, New Jersey, United States - 25 Nov 1967
Privacy Level: Open (White) 12 Aug 1931 Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States - 10 Jun 1951
Privacy Level: Open (White) 05 Jun 1894 Andrew, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, United States - 14 Nov 1953
Privacy Level: Open (White) 18 Jul 1949 Derry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States - 06 Jun 1968
Privacy Level: Open (White) 07 Jul 1924 Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States - 26 Jul 1944
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1917 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States - 27 Nov 1943
Privacy Level: Open (White) - 27 Nov 1943
Privacy Level: Open (White) 26 Oct 1922 Port Arthur, Jefferson, Texas, United States - 31 Mar 2003
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 02 Aug 1935 Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, United States - abt Dec 1965
Privacy Level: Open (White) 01 Feb 1934 Waurika, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States - 17 Apr 2020
Privacy Level: Open (White) 13 Feb 1912 Key West, Monroe, Florida, United States - 06 Jun 1944
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 29 Jan 1925 Racine, Wisconsin, USA - 07 Jul 1944
Privacy Level: Open (White) 14 Jul 1921 Texas, United States - 27 Nov 1943
Privacy Level: Open (White) 19 Mar 1942 Laconia, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States - 30 Mar 1969
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1909 North Carolina, United States - 15 Oct 1942
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 24 Dec 1948 Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, United States - 25 Jul 1969
Privacy Level: Open (White) 19 Sep 1919 Glenwood City, St. Croix, Wisconsin, United States - 16 Feb 1944
Privacy Level: Open (White) 17 Apr 1946 - 27 Oct 1967
Privacy Level: Open (White) 19 Nov 1948 Berlin, Coos, New Hampshire, United States - 21 Nov 1968
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 13 May 1938 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States - 27 Aug 1966
Privacy Level: Open (White) 15 Aug 1918 Ander, Goliad, Texas, United States - 27 Nov 1943
Privacy Level: Open (White) 06 Jun 1906 West Virginia - 09 Feb 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) 01 Aug 1971 Alexandria, Virginia - 22 Oct 2005
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1921 Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana, USA - 14 Jun 1944
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1920 North Carolina, United States - 27 Nov 1943
Privacy Level: Open (White) 01 Oct 1921 Danville, Boyle, Kentucky, United States - 14 Jan 2006
Privacy Level: Open (White) 19 Mar 1949 - 28 Mar 2001
Privacy Level: Open (White) 15 Apr 1922 Spencer, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States - 01 Aug 1943
Privacy Level: Open (White) 02 Jan 1924 Summers, West Virginia, United States - 19 Jun 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) 11 Jun 1921 Summers County, West Virginia, USA - 11 Jul 1944
Privacy Level: Open (White) 16 Feb 1919 Highland County, Ohio, United States - 22 Oct 2006
Privacy Level: Open (White) 19 Feb 1921 Manitoba, Canada - 07 Apr 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) 06 Jul 1895 Crawford, Clark, Washington, United States - 24 Jun 1966
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 07 Sep 1939 Richmond, Virginia, United States - 06 Aug 2015
Privacy Level: Open (White) 14 Jan 1923 Denver, Colorado, USA - 06 Apr 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) - 08 May 1942
Privacy Level: Open (White) 22 Jan 1947 Fabens, El Paso, Texas - 24 Mar 1967
Privacy Level: Open (White) 15 Dec 1918 Polk County, Minnesota, United States - 12 Apr 1971
Privacy Level: Open (White) 02 Sep 1917 Polk County, Minnesota, United States - 14 Mar 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) 19 Jun 1927 Polk County, Minnesota, United States - 01 Apr 1952
Privacy Level: Open (White) 07 Nov 1925 Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, United States - 20 Mar 2015
Privacy Level: Open (White) 25 Sep 1917 Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States - 27 Nov 1943
Privacy Level: Open (White) 02 Oct 1903 Weimar, Colorado, Texas, United States - 27 Aug 2000
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 28 Jul 1942 Kane, McKean, Pennsylvania, United States - 21 Jun 1976
Privacy Level: Open (White) 22 Jan 1947 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA - 28 Feb 1967
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 08 Dec 1930 Torrey, Yates, New York, United States - 01 Apr 1988
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 28 Mar 1904 Dubois, Pennsylvania, USA
Privacy Level: Open (White) 13 Aug 1887 Norcross, Grant, Minnesota - 24 Jul 1961
Privacy Level: Open (White) 06 Aug 1920 Eckley, Yuma, Colorado, United States - 08 Nov 1944
Privacy Level: Open (White) 08 Mar 1917 Shotley Township, Minnesota - 21 Nov 2017
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 26 Jun 1921 Tacoma, Washington, USA - 01 Feb 1944
Privacy Level: Open (White) 20 Jan 1920 - 15 Jan 1943
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1946 Washington, District of Columbia, United States - 29 Oct 2016
Privacy Level: Open (White) 08 Jun 1950 Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States - 27 May 1969
Privacy Level: Open (White) 03 Mar 1924 Minnesota, United States - 19 Feb 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) 12 Jul 1914 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States - 25 Sep 1993
Privacy Level: Open (White) 10 May 1944 Hawaii, United States - 29 Jun 1964
Privacy Level: Open (White) 17 Oct 1929 Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States - 07 Jun 1969
Privacy Level: Open (White) 13 Jul 1926 Healdton, Carter, Oklahoma, United States - 24 Oct 2008
Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) 1920s - 2010s
Privacy Level: Public (Green) abt 11 Dec 1923 Brewton, Escambia, Alabama, United States - 06 May 1942

A cont.

Privacy Level: Open (White) 30 Oct 1924 Washington, District of Columbia, United States - 01 Apr 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) 15 Aug 1922 Carlisle, Sullivan County, Indiana, United States - 15 Jun 1995
Privacy Level: Open (White) 19 Jul 1917 Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia, United States - 18 Dec 2008
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 06 Aug 1918 Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada - 06 Apr 2007
Privacy Level: Open (White) 10 Oct 1919 Baxter, Arkansas, United States - 27 Feb 1994
Privacy Level: Open (White) 02 Jan 1922 Jefferson Township, White, Arkansas, United States - 18 Feb 1944
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 05 Feb 1931 Maunabo, Maunabo, Puerto Rico - 22 Aug 1972
Privacy Level: Open (White) 15 Feb 1986 USA - 04 Sep 2014
Privacy Level: Open (White) 14 Jul 1943 Hennepin, Minnesota, USA - 05 Feb 1966
Privacy Level: Private with Public Family Tree (Yellow) 1920s - 1940s
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1921 New Hampshire, United States - 08 Dec 1942
Privacy Level: Open (White) 14 Feb 1926 Roanoke, Virginia, United States - 13 Mar 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) 30 Oct 1893 Green Ridge, Pettis, Missouri, United States - 18 Feb 1952
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 03 Mar 1934 Klondike, Delta, Texas, United States - 18 May 1969
Privacy Level: Open (White) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - 07 Jun 1944
Privacy Level: Open (White) 26 May 1923 Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States - 03 Jun 2011
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 15 Jan 1949 Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States - 23 Feb 1969
Privacy Level: Open (White) 01 Oct 1922 Kingston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States - 11 Nov 1944
Privacy Level: Open (White) 10 Dec 1907 - 03 Apr 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) 28 Aug 1923 St. Paul, Minnesota, United States - 23 Apr 2000

B

Privacy Level: Open (White) 28 Sep 1899 Tompkinsville, Richmond, New York, United States - 24 Jan 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) 24 Aug 1923 Brook Park, Minnesota, United States - 15 Jun 1944
Privacy Level: Open (White) 26 May 1878 Naperville, DuPage, Illinois, United States - 04 Oct 1943
Privacy Level: Open (White) 27 Apr 1922 Dakota County, Minnesota, United States - 20 Nov 1943
Privacy Level: Open (White) 26 Nov 1973 San Diego, San Diego, California, United States - 27 Mar 2009
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 10 Feb 1933 Cumming, Forsyth, Georgia, United States - 05 Dec 1997
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 02 Jul 1913 Scotia, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States - 28 Oct 1987
Privacy Level: Open (White) 08 Jun 1919 Cedar Springs, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, USA - 03 Mar 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) 22 Nov 1908 York County, Pennsylvania, USA - 21 Nov 1944
Privacy Level: Open (White) 21 Oct 1910 Oklahoma, USA - 27 Sep 1942
Privacy Level: Open (White) 23 Nov 1923 DuBois, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA - 27 Jul 1944
Privacy Level: Open (White) 05 Dec 1913 Landenberg, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - 25 Nov 1944
Privacy Level: Open (White) 07 Jan 1923 Huntingdon County Pennsylvania, USA - abt 14 Oct 1943
Privacy Level: Open (White) 05 Jun 1921 DuBois, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA - 30 Nov 1944
Privacy Level: Open (White) 07 Mar 1907 Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States - 06 Nov 2004
Privacy Level: Open (White) 18 Jun 1924 - 11 Jul 1945
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 07 Jun 1949 Millersburg, Holmes, Ohio, United States - 30 Jul 2002
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 30 Sep 1946 Huntington, Suffolk, New York, United States - 29 Jan 2009
Privacy Level: Open (White) 18 Dec 1924 Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States - 23 Oct 1995
Privacy Level: Open (White) 08 Apr 1919 Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota. - 22 Jul 2016
Privacy Level: Open (White) 20 Feb 1920 Grayson, Virginia, United States - 03 Apr 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) 23 Jan 1930 Pierceville, Kansas, United States - 26 May 2015
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 01 Feb 1932 Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States - 23 May 2019
Privacy Level: Open (White) 26 Sep 1924 Detroit, Michigan, United States - 20 Feb 1990
Privacy Level: Open (White) 16 Feb 1909 Kansas - 21 Feb 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) 23 Sep 1917 Minnesota, United States - 06 Nov 1944
Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) 1930s - 2010s
Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) 1920s - 1940s
Privacy Level: Open (White) 28 Jul 1914 Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States - 08 Jan 1994
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1925 Illinois, United States - 16 Sep 1944
Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) 1930s - 1950s
Privacy Level: Open (White) 30 Nov 1919 Kentucky - 19 Apr 2002
Privacy Level: Open (White) 13 Mar 1945 Elmira, Chemung, New York, United States - 09 Dec 2018
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1914 - 18 Jan 1943
Privacy Level: Open (White) 31 Mar 1899 Laredo, Webb County, Texas, United States - 09 Nov 1918
Privacy Level: Open (White) 05 Apr 1912 Oenaville, Texas, United States - 24 Aug 1942
Privacy Level: Open (White) 09 Sep 1940 Rocky Mount, Nash, North Carolina, United States of America - 08 Jan 1970
Privacy Level: Open (White) 27 Oct 1913 Maryland, United States - 24 Dec 1944
Privacy Level: Open (White) 19 Nov 1896 New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States - 17 Mar 1971
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 09 Sep 1946 Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany - 11 Feb 2002
Privacy Level: Open (White) 04 Aug 1946 Wantagh, Nassau, New York, United States - 15 Feb 1969
Privacy Level: Open (White) 24 Nov 1920 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States - 17 Mar 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) 15 Jan 1917 Summers, West Virginia, United States - 21 May 1943
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 20 Jan 1924 Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio - 23 Aug 1997
Privacy Level: Open (White) 06 Apr 1942 Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States - 02 Jul 1966
Privacy Level: Open (White) 16 Nov 1921 Traunik, Alger, Michigan, United States - 24 Jan 2004

B cont.

Privacy Level: Open (White) 31 Jul 1922 Pennsylvania, United States - 08 Apr 1944
Privacy Level: Open (White) 31 Mar 1907 Worcester, Massachusetts, United States - 09 Apr 1943
Privacy Level: Open (White) 04 Nov 1916 Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA - 19 Feb 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 1914 Gatesville, Coryell, Texas, United States - 01 Jan 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) 29 Feb 1920 Kansas, United States - 09 Oct 1942
Privacy Level: Open (White) 16 Jun 1922 Washington, United States - 31 Jul 1943
Privacy Level: Open (White) 25 Aug 1924 Crissey, Lucas, Ohio, United States - 16 Dec 1988
Privacy Level: Open (White) 20 Nov 1908 Woodruff, Kansas - 14 Nov 1942
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 17 Jul 1934 Piqua, Miami, Ohio, United States - 19 Feb 2010
Privacy Level: Open (White) 29 Mar 1921 Bronx, Bronx, New York, United States - 03 Mar 2013
Privacy Level: Open (White) 24 Sep 1923 Casper, Natrona, Wyoming, USA - 04 Mar 2011
Privacy Level: Open (White) 16 Jun 1923 Emmett, Gem, Idaho, United States - 11 Mar 2006
Privacy Level: Open (White) 26 Feb 1921 Spring City, Sanpete County, Utah - 29 Sep 1969
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1924 Farmington, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA - 20 Oct 1945
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 05 Dec 1923 Coxs Creek, Nelson, Kentucky, United States - 03 Jan 2006
Privacy Level: Open (White) 02 Jul 1925 Boise City, Oklahoma, United States - 10 Aug 2017
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 01 Sep 1943 Alexander City, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States - 18 Jan 2014
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1926 New Hampshire, United States - 19 Mar 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) 21 Oct 1921 Snohomish County, Washington - 17 Jul 2006
Privacy Level: Open (White) 03 Sep 1920 Summers, West Virginia, United States - 31 Oct 1941
Privacy Level: Open (White) 05 Sep 1948 Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada - 26 Aug 1969
Privacy Level: Open (White) 03 Apr 1943 Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States - 25 Oct 1967
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 01 Nov 1922 Menomonie, Dunn, Wisconsin, USA - 02 Sep 1950
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 03 Oct 1917 Bashaw Township, Brown, Minnesota, United States - abt 20 Nov 1943
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 07 Mar 1921 Hancock, Stevens, Minnesota, United States - 04 May 1945
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 24 Jul 1943 St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States - 26 Apr 2003
Privacy Level: Open (White) 01 Jul 1918 Union, Tennessee, United States - 21 Dec 1991
Privacy Level: Open (White) 11 Dec 1891 Chatham, Morris, New Jersey, United States - 28 Dec 1962
Privacy Level: Open (White) 12 Nov 1893 Windsor, Missouri, United States - 23 Sep 1918
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 29 Apr 1931 Summit, Ohio, United States - 30 Sep 2014
Privacy Level: Open (White) 15 Jan 1921 Hamblen County, Tennessee, United States - 17 Jul 2002
Privacy Level: Open (White) 05 Aug 1935 Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas, USA - 29 Nov 1998
Privacy Level: Open (White) 15 Jan 1931 Staten Island, Richmond, New York, United States - 05 Sep 1952
Privacy Level: Open (White) 24 Apr 1919 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States - 22 Dec 1944
Privacy Level: Open (White) 20 Jun 1920 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - 01 Aug 1943
Privacy Level: Open (White) 09 May 1915 Lakeside, Ohio, United States - 28 Nov 2005
Privacy Level: Open (White) 15 Apr 1946 Brentwood Corners, Brentwood, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States - 01 Nov 1967
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 22 Apr 1946 Palestine, Anderson, Texas, United States - 29 Jun 1972
Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) 1960s - 2000s
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 22 Aug 1930 Cornelia, Habersham, Georgia, United States - 06 Sep 2017
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 30 Oct 1921 Cornelia, Habersham, Georgia, United States - 26 Aug 2010
Privacy Level: Open (White) 01 Dec 1921 Winona, Minnesota, United States - 14 May 1945
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 06 Nov 1938 Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States - 09 Oct 2015
Privacy Level: Open (White) 06 Sep 1922 Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States - 10 Mar 1945
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 21 May 1931 Napa, Napa, California, United States - 29 May 2010
Privacy Level: Open (White) 28 Feb 1919 - 30 Aug 1943
Privacy Level: Open (White) 10 Jul 1923 Lorain, Ohio, USA - 03 Mar 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) 02 Mar 1922 Graceville, Minnesota, United States - 24 Apr 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) 10 Oct 1948 Jamaica - 24 Jul 1969
Privacy Level: Open (White) 16 Jun 1924 Kansas, USA - 14 Aug 1944
Privacy Level: Open (White) 08 Nov 1913 Culpeper, Virginia - 19 Sep 1944
Privacy Level: Open (White) 13 May 1890 Andalusia, Pennsylvania - 22 Mar 1972
Privacy Level: Open (White) 03 Jul 1920 Faulkner County Arkansas, USA - 28 Jan 1997
Privacy Level: Open (White) 12 Jan 1924 Minnesota City, Winona County, Minnesota, USA - abt 06 May 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) 20 Apr 1921 Kern County, California, United States - 07 Dec 1993
Privacy Level: Open (White) 15 Jul 1921 Colorado, USA - 06 Apr 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) 16 Nov 1909 Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States - 03 Mar 1945
Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) 1930s
Privacy Level: Open (White) 13 Oct 1874 Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States - 04 Nov 1934
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 28 Nov 1932 Lake City, Wabasha, Minnesota, United States - 09 Nov 2007
Privacy Level: Open (White) 19 Apr 1938 Bryan, Wise, Texas, United States - 12 Dec 1985
Privacy Level: Open (White) 07 Sep 1893 Corona, Queens, New York, United States - 11 Jan 1970
Privacy Level: Open (White) 07 Dec 1924 Iowa, United States - 18 May 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1921 Iowa, United States - 15 Dec 1945
Privacy Level: Open (White) 08 Feb 1923 Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, United States - 08 Nov 1944
 
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