purple heart


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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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The most wonderful of all its surplus: 495,000 unused Purple Hearts.
They included the Medal of Honor and three Purple Hearts.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart strongly urges the newly appointed Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff to either reconsider the precedence of the Distinguished Warfare Medal or develop another way to recognize the achievements of those whose indirect actions contribute greatly to the accomplishment of the mission without diminishing the sacrifice of life and limb by those who confront the enemy firsthand on the battlefield.
In some ways, the ceremony was a culmination of a years-long push to let the victims qualify for the Purple Heart, a struggle stemming from the Army's initial decision to classify the attack as workplace violence, not terrorism.
Massachusetts launched the effort about a year ago and to date, 43 cities and towns have received the designation, according to Leo David Agnew, state commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, a national veterans' group that spearheads the program.
Smith's 12-year-old son, Justin, said he enjoyed hearing the speeches by some of the Purple Heart recipients.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart is proud to align with USAA to provide financial and insurance services to its members," said Bruce McKenty, MOPH National Commander.
Its a great day in Georgia now that Senator David Perdue has sponsored the Purple Heart Preservation Act, said Doug Middleton, Region IV Commander for the Military Order of the Purple Heart out of Roswell, GA.
Federal authorities initially classified the incident as workplace violence, and victims and their supporters spent years trying to convince the government to call the act terrorism so they could qualify for the Purple Heart and benefits that come with it.
com)-- Designing Spaces[TM] on Lifetime TV is pleased to partner with Purple Heart Homes in their new series “Designing Spaces of Hope - Project Homeward Bound” scheduled to air in late September 2013.
Army veterans, active-duty and reserve-component soldiers who were denied Purple Heart awards for concussive or mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBIs), are encouraged to resubmit documentation for reconsideration of the medal.
He was badly injured by a German mortar and the next day received the Purple Heart, the medal given to those wounded or killed while serving in the US forces.