For Military Merit
  • Author : Fred Borch
  • Release Date : 10 July 2013
  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN 13 : 9781612514093

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Book Description: More than one million men and women have received the Purple Heart since its creation as an award "for military merit" in 1932. This book provides a brief history of the Purple Heart, with a focus on how the decoration's award criteria have evolved. The book then takes a representative look at Purple Heart recipients from all the services by conflict, concluding with Afghanistan and Iraq. Among the recipients highlighted are: Civil War veteran Pvt. Oran Randlett, who, in 1937, received two Purple Hearts for wounds received at Chancellorsville in 1863 and Cold Harbor in 1864; Brig. Gen. Robert Frederick, who received a record eight Purple Hearts for wounds in World War II; and crew members of USS Panay, who were awarded Purple Hearts fifty-five years after the 1937 Japanese attack on their gunboat.

For Military Merit

For Military Merit

Author : Fred Borch
Publisher : Naval Institute Press
Genre : History
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More than one million men and women have received the Purple Heart since its creation as an award "for military merit" in 1932. This book provides a brief history of the Purple Heart, with a focus on how the decoration's award criteria have evolved. The book then takes a representative look ...

Worldwide Army Medals of World War I   A Personal Collection

Worldwide Army Medals of World War I A Personal Collection

Author : Anonim
Publisher : LANCE SMALLSHAW
Genre : Uncategorized
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I started the medal collection for “A Selection of Global War Crosses and Medals for Bravery, Merit and Service for World War 1” in August 2017 when I purchased my first war cross, the 3rd French Republic - Croix de Guerre. It took me a further five months to complete the collection ...