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 public is invited to join the Purple Heart recipients for a day of golf, fun, and friendship at the 4th Annual MOPH Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, August 9 at the Camelback JW Marriott Padre Golf Course.
Purple Heart Homes receives gifted foreclosed homes that are adapted for each veteran's disability.
Evan Reichenthal of Princeton was awarded a Purple Heart in 2009 after he lost his leg and suffered other severe injuries in an IED explosion in Afghanistan.
In honor of this occasion, Commander Kelly will present the City of Branson a Military Order of the Purple Heart flag to be flown each year on Purple Heart Day, August 7.
The perpetrators stole numerous items, including the Purple Heart, cash and jewelry.
His colleague, US Major Randall Baucom, 34, of the 1st Cavalry Division, backed a Brit medal after seeing the benefits of the Purple Heart.
Also honored was Cook's Legislative Aide, Lyndsay Roberts, for her outstanding assistance in drafting and moving the Purple Heart State legislation through the State Assembly.
He received a Purple Heart for his heroic service after his ship was sunk in heavy battle losing 136 of its 300-man crew.
To win the affections of bridesmaids in the movie, two revellers played by Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn pretend to be Purple Heart recipients.
He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, and was promoted to sergeant.
How many other 100% disabled Purple Heart recipient combat-wounded veterans have been cheated out of CRSC because they were forced to retire a few years short of 20-year retirement?