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.
The Purple Heart Medal (PH) is a decoration presented in the name of the President of the United States to recognize members of the U.S. military who have been wounded or killed in battle. It differs from other military decorations in that a "recommendation" from a superior is not required, but rather individuals are entitled based on meeting certain criteria found in AR 600-8-22.
August 7: The Purple Heart medal was first created by General George Washington today in 1782 and reinstituted in 1932. Is there an ancestor or a family member who was awarded a Purple Heart medal? What's the story behind the award and their military service? #familyhistory #military