Category: Purple Heart

Categories: Personal Decorations, US Military Decorations

Landing level category

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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22 Oct 1919 Texarkana, Miller, Arkansas, United States - 07 Dec 1941 photo
29 Oct 1916 Manhattan, New York County, New York, United States - 30 May 2006
14 Jan 1932 Dickey, LaMoure, North Dakota - 29 May 1953 photo
abt 1916 - 11 Dec 1943
20 Aug 1927 Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States - 27 Apr 1966 photo
27 Feb 1926 - 25 Dec 1944
07 Oct 1921 Bedford, Virginia, USA - 06 Jun 1944
22 Nov 1925 Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States - 16 Jun 1945
17 Aug 1929 Montclair, Essex, New Jersey, United States - 25 Nov 1967 photo
25 Jun 1941 Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States - 12 Aug 1969 photo
12 Aug 1931 Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States - 10 Jun 1951 photo
05 Jun 1894 Andrew, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, United States - 14 Nov 1953
28 Apr 1926 Illinois, United States - 05 May 1945 photo
29 May 1895 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States - 08 Oct 1918
18 Jul 1949 Derry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States - 06 Jun 1968 photo
07 Jul 1924 Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States - 26 Jul 1944
1917 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States - 27 Nov 1943
- 27 Nov 1943
25 Jun 1919 Briar Creek, Pa - 20 Sep 1944 photo
03 Feb 1923 Giles, Tennessee, United States - 19 Aug 2018
26 Oct 1922 Port Arthur, Jefferson, Texas, United States - 31 Mar 2003
02 Aug 1935 Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, United States - abt Dec 1965 photo
16 Jun 1939 Casper, Wyoming, USA - 25 May 1971
01 Feb 1934 Waurika, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States - 17 Apr 2020 photo
23 May 1922 Shoals, Wayne, West Virginia, United States - 22 Dec 1990
13 Feb 1912 Key West, Monroe, Florida, United States - 06 Jun 1944 photo
29 Jan 1925 Racine, Wisconsin, USA - 07 Jul 1944 photo
14 Jul 1921 Texas, United States - 27 Nov 1943
19 Mar 1942 Laconia, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States - 30 Mar 1969 photo
1909 North Carolina, United States - 15 Oct 1942
22 Nov 1918 Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio, United States - 18 Apr 1945 photo
24 Dec 1948 Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, United States - 25 Jul 1969
19 Sep 1919 Glenwood City, St. Croix, Wisconsin, United States - 16 Feb 1944 photo
17 Apr 1946 - 27 Oct 1967
19 Nov 1948 Berlin, Coos, New Hampshire, United States - 21 Nov 1968 photo
13 May 1938 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States - 27 Aug 1966 photo
15 Aug 1918 Ander, Goliad, Texas, United States - 27 Nov 1943
06 Jun 1906 West Virginia - 09 Feb 1945
01 Aug 1971 Alexandria, Virginia - 22 Oct 2005 photo
19 Dec 1919 Sweetwater, Nolan, Texas, United States - 18 Oct 1998 photo
1921 Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana, USA - 14 Jun 1944 photo
1920 North Carolina, United States - 27 Nov 1943
13 Jun 1923 New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States - 09 Feb 1989
01 Oct 1921 Danville, Boyle, Kentucky, United States - 14 Jan 2006
19 Mar 1949 - 28 Mar 2001
15 Apr 1922 Spencer, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States - 01 Aug 1943
02 Jan 1924 Summers, West Virginia, United States - 19 Jun 1945
11 Jun 1921 Summers County, West Virginia, USA - 11 Jul 1944
16 Feb 1919 Highland County, Ohio, United States - 22 Oct 2006 photo
19 Feb 1921 Manitoba, Canada - 07 Apr 1945 photo
06 Jul 1895 Crawford, Clark, Washington, United States - 24 Jun 1966 photo
07 Sep 1939 Richmond, Virginia, United States - 06 Aug 2015 photo
14 Jan 1923 Denver, Colorado, USA - 06 Apr 1945 photo
abt Jan 1919 Kinney, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States - 08 May 1942
22 Jan 1947 Fabens, El Paso, Texas - 24 Mar 1967
15 Dec 1918 Polk County, Minnesota, United States - 12 Apr 1971
02 Sep 1917 Polk County, Minnesota, United States - 14 Mar 1945 photo
19 Jun 1927 Polk County, Minnesota, United States - 01 Apr 1952
07 Nov 1925 Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, United States - 20 Mar 2015 photo
25 Sep 1917 Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States - 27 Nov 1943
02 Oct 1903 Weimar, Colorado, Texas, United States - 27 Aug 2000
12 Aug 1947 Clewiston, Hendry, Florida, United States - 23 Feb 1969 photo
27 Jun 1920 Taylorville, Christian, Illinois, United States - 01 Aug 1943
28 Jul 1942 Kane, McKean, Pennsylvania, United States - 21 Jun 1976 photo
10 May 1891 Seattle, King County, Washington, USA - 10 Oct 1918
22 Jan 1947 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA - 28 Feb 1967 photo
08 Dec 1930 Torrey, Yates, New York, United States - 01 Apr 1988 photo
28 Mar 1904 Dubois, Pennsylvania, USA photo

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13 Aug 1887 Norcross, Grant, Minnesota - 24 Jul 1961 photo
06 Aug 1920 Eckley, Yuma, Colorado, United States - 08 Nov 1944 photo
08 Mar 1917 Shotley Township, Beltrami, Minnesota, United States - 21 Nov 2017
21 Feb 1928 Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States - 25 Apr 2010
26 Jun 1921 Tacoma, Washington, USA - 01 Feb 1944 photo
20 Jan 1920 - 15 Jan 1943
1946 Washington, District of Columbia, United States - 29 Oct 2016
08 Jun 1950 Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States - 27 May 1969 photo
29 Apr 1918 Illinois, United States - 21 Jan 1944
03 Mar 1924 Minnesota, United States - 19 Feb 1945
12 Jul 1914 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States - 25 Sep 1993 photo
10 May 1944 Hawaii, United States - 29 Jun 1964
17 Oct 1929 Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States - 07 Jun 1969 photo
13 Jul 1926 Healdton, Carter, Oklahoma, United States - 24 Oct 2008
1920s - 2010s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)
abt 11 Dec 1923 Brewton, Escambia, Alabama, United States - 06 May 1942 photo
30 Oct 1924 Washington, District of Columbia, United States - 01 Apr 1945 photo
15 Aug 1922 Carlisle, Sullivan County, Indiana, United States - 15 Jun 1995
19 Jul 1917 Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia, United States - 18 Dec 2008 photo
06 Aug 1918 Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada - 06 Apr 2007 photo
10 Oct 1919 Baxter, Arkansas, United States - 27 Feb 1994
02 Jan 1922 Jefferson Township, White, Arkansas, United States - 18 Feb 1944
07 Mar 1971 Caguas, Puerto Rico - 13 Jan 1993 photo
05 Feb 1931 Maunabo, Maunabo, Puerto Rico - 22 Aug 1972 photo
15 Feb 1986 USA - 04 Sep 2014 photo
14 Jul 1943 Hennepin, Minnesota, USA - 05 Feb 1966
1920s - 1940s Privacy Level: Private with Public Family Tree (Yellow)
1921 New Hampshire, United States - 08 Dec 1942
14 Feb 1926 Roanoke, Virginia, United States - 13 Mar 1945
30 Oct 1893 Green Ridge, Pettis, Missouri, United States - 18 Feb 1952 photo
23 Nov 1921 Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States - 23 Oct 1986
06 Oct 1924 Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States - Feb 1945
03 Mar 1934 Klondike, Delta, Texas, United States - 18 May 1969 photo
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - 07 Jun 1944
26 May 1923 Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States - 03 Jun 2011 photo
13 Aug 1921 Norfolk, Virginia, United States - 27 Mar 1966
15 Jan 1949 Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States - 23 Feb 1969 photo
01 Oct 1922 Kingston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States - 11 Nov 1944
10 Dec 1907 - 03 Apr 1945
28 Aug 1923 St. Paul, Minnesota, United States - 23 Apr 2000 photo
20 Jul 1921 Plymouth, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States - 01 Aug 1943

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28 Sep 1899 Tompkinsville, Richmond, New York, United States - 24 Jan 1945
24 Aug 1923 Brook Park, Minnesota, United States - 15 Jun 1944 photo
17 Apr 1925 Botetourt Co. Virginia, USA - 16 Apr 1945
26 May 1878 Naperville, DuPage, Illinois, United States - 04 Oct 1943
27 Apr 1922 Dakota County, Minnesota, United States - 20 Nov 1943 photo
26 Nov 1973 San Diego, San Diego, California, United States - 27 Mar 2009 photo
10 Feb 1933 Cumming, Forsyth, Georgia, United States - 05 Dec 1997 photo
05 Aug 1918 Alabama, United States - 10 Feb 1960
02 Jul 1913 Scotia, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States - 28 Oct 1987 photo
08 Jun 1919 Cedar Springs, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, USA - 03 Mar 1945 photo
25 Feb 1925 Carmichaels, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States - 23 Oct 1983 photo
22 Nov 1908 York County, Pennsylvania, USA - 21 Nov 1944 photo
27 Nov 1894 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA - 26 Jun 1963 photo
21 Oct 1910 Oklahoma, USA - 27 Sep 1942 photo
23 Nov 1923 DuBois, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA - 27 Jul 1944 photo
05 Dec 1913 Landenberg, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - 25 Nov 1944 photo
07 Jan 1923 Huntingdon County Pennsylvania, USA - 14 Oct 1943
05 Jun 1921 DuBois, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA - 30 Nov 1944 photo
07 Mar 1907 Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States - 06 Nov 2004
18 Jun 1924 - 11 Jul 1945
07 Jun 1949 Millersburg, Holmes, Ohio, United States - 30 Jul 2002 photo
30 Sep 1946 Huntington, Suffolk, New York, United States - 29 Jan 2009 photo
18 Dec 1924 Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States - 23 Oct 1995
17 Dec 1919 Wyoming, United States - 13 Jul 2010 photo
22 Feb 1917 Coaldale, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States - 28 Feb 1993
08 Apr 1919 Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota. - 22 Jul 2016 photo

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20 Feb 1920 Grayson, Virginia, United States - 03 Apr 1945
23 Jan 1930 Pierceville, Kansas, United States - 26 May 2015
01 Feb 1932 Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States - 23 May 2019 photo
26 Sep 1924 Detroit, Michigan, United States - 20 Feb 1990
15 Jan 1886 Beaufort, Beaufort, South Carolina, United States - 04 Mar 1964
16 Feb 1909 Kansas - 21 Feb 1945 photo
05 Aug 1911 Kansas, USA - 12 Jul 1944 photo
23 Sep 1917 Minnesota, United States - 06 Nov 1944
1930s - 2010s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
1920s - 1940s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
28 Jul 1914 Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States - 08 Jan 1994 photo
1925 Illinois, United States - 16 Sep 1944 photo
1930s - 1950s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)
30 Nov 1919 Dehart, Morgan, Kentucky, United States - 19 Apr 2002 photo
13 Mar 1945 Elmira, Chemung, New York, United States - 09 Dec 2018
14 Aug 1947 Dania, Broward, Florida, United States - 09 Jul 1969 photo
20 Dec 1914 St. Helens, Columbia, Oregon, United States - 18 Jan 1943 photo
31 Mar 1899 Laredo, Webb County, Texas, United States - 09 Nov 1918 photo
22 Feb 1945 Belle Glade, Florida, United States - 11 Dec 1965 photo
05 Apr 1912 Oenaville, Texas, United States - 24 Aug 1942 photo
09 Sep 1940 Rocky Mount, Nash, North Carolina, United States of America - 08 Jan 1970
23 Jul 1916 Monroe, Iowa, United States - 18 May 1944
27 Oct 1913 Maryland, United States - 24 Dec 1944
19 Nov 1896 New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States - 17 Mar 1971 photo
09 Sep 1946 Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany - 11 Feb 2002 photo
04 Aug 1946 Wantagh, Nassau, New York, United States - 15 Feb 1969 photo
24 Nov 1920 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States - 17 Mar 1945 photo
15 Jan 1917 Summers, West Virginia, United States - 21 May 1943
20 Jan 1924 Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio - 23 Aug 1997 photo
06 Apr 1942 Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States - 02 Jul 1966 photo
16 Nov 1921 Traunik, Alger, Michigan, United States - 24 Jan 2004
31 Jul 1922 Pennsylvania, United States - 08 Apr 1944
31 Mar 1907 Worcester, Massachusetts, United States - 09 Apr 1943
04 Nov 1916 Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA - 19 Feb 1945 photo
abt 1914 Gatesville, Coryell, Texas, United States - 01 Jan 1945 photo
29 Feb 1920 Kansas, United States - 09 Oct 1942 photo
16 Jun 1922 Washington, United States - 31 Jul 1943
06 Jul 1925 Elton, Jefferson Davis, Louisiana, United States - 29 Aug 2014
25 Aug 1924 Crissey, Lucas, Ohio, United States - 16 Dec 1988 photo
20 Nov 1908 Woodruff, Kansas - 14 Nov 1942 photo
17 Jul 1934 Piqua, Miami, Ohio, United States - 19 Feb 2010 photo
29 Mar 1921 Bronx, Bronx, New York, United States - 03 Mar 2013
24 Sep 1923 Casper, Natrona, Wyoming, USA - 04 Mar 2011
16 Jun 1923 Emmett, Gem, Idaho, United States - 11 Mar 2006
26 Feb 1921 Spring City, Sanpete County, Utah - 29 Sep 1969 photo
1924 Farmington, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA - 20 Oct 1945 photo
05 Dec 1923 Coxs Creek, Nelson, Kentucky, United States - 03 Jan 2006 photo
02 Jul 1925 Boise City, Oklahoma, United States - 10 Aug 2017
01 Sep 1943 Alexander City, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States - 18 Jan 2014 photo
1926 New Hampshire, United States - 19 Mar 1945
21 Oct 1921 Snohomish County, Washington - 17 Jul 2006 photo
03 Sep 1920 Summers, West Virginia, United States - 31 Oct 1941
05 Sep 1948 Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada - 26 Aug 1969 photo
03 Apr 1943 Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States - 25 Oct 1967 photo
01 Nov 1920 Menomonie, Dunn, Wisconsin, USA - 02 Sep 1950 photo
03 Oct 1917 Bashaw Township, Brown, Minnesota, United States - abt 20 Nov 1943 photo
07 Mar 1921 Hancock, Stevens, Minnesota, United States - 04 May 1945 photo
24 Jul 1943 St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States - 26 Apr 2003 photo
01 Jul 1918 Union, Tennessee, United States - 21 Dec 1991 photo
11 Dec 1891 Chatham, Morris, New Jersey, United States - 28 Dec 1962 photo
16 Jan 1924 Arlington Heights, Cook, Illinois, United States - 15 Dec 1944
12 Jul 1915 Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA - 02 Jul 1975
12 Nov 1893 Windsor, Missouri, United States - 23 Sep 1918
29 Apr 1931 Summit, Ohio, United States - 30 Sep 2014 photo
 
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