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purple heart

any of several tropical American leguminous trees of the genus Peltogyne
2. the decorative purple heartwood of any of these trees

Purple Heart

U.S. medal awarded to those wounded in military action. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
See: Bravery
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Debbie Fiori, Joe's caregiver and significant person in his life said, "when Purple Heart Homes moved the driveway and built a ramp to the front door it made it easier for both Joe and me.
At a ceremony in Killeen last week, victims and surviving family members expressed gratitude for finally receiving Purple Hearts after waiting more than five years, but cautioned that the road to recovery is far from over.
It's unclear when victims might receive Purple Hearts.
101 as the Purple Heart Trail to honor those men and women who have been injured or lost their lives defending our country, said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
Formed in 2008 by Dale Beatty and John Gallina, Purple Heart Homes is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide injured and disabled veterans with proper housing needs.
Purple Heart Homes was founded in 2008 by John Gallina and Dale Beatty, both combat wounded National Guard veterans of the Iraq war.
If approved by the Police Commission, the Purple Hearts could be awarded retroactively.
The only difference between her design and the actual Purple Heart of today is that a sprig appeared where the profile of Washington is now.
At that time, the Navy Department saw no reason to authorize the Purple Heart for its officers and men, maintaining that the award was "purely an Army decoration.
Good afternoon to all of our distinguished guests--from Mount Vernon, from the National Football League Players Association, the Department of Defense, our many veterans and those on active duty, all of those who wear the Purple Heart and those who are about to receive it.
The Purple Heart, for best broker in the line of fire: Tom Hemann
His awards and decorations include two Bronze Stars with V Device for Valor; one Army Commendation with V Device; and a Purple Heart.