Purple Heart

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Purple Heart was created by George Washington 235 years ago

Exactly 235 years ago on August 7, 1782 General George Washington – then the Commander-in-chief of the Continental Army – created the “Badge for Military Merit”, also referred to as Badge for Merit, by order at his New Burgh, New York Headquarters. The decoration consisted of a purple, heart-shaped piece of silk, edged with a narrow binding …

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The Purple Heart Medal of Pfc. James T. Hull is embraced by his brother, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Cecil Hull during a ceremony on July 24, 2015. (Credits: Maj. Randall Stillinger)

Two WWII Purple Hearts of Fallen Soldiers Return Home

On 24 July, the Purple Hearts of two fallen World War II soldiers, were returned home thanks to a non-profit organization called Purple Hearts Reunited. The Purple Hearts belonged to Pfc. James Thomas Hull and Pvt. Joseph Eugene “Gene” Bone. Pfc. James Thomas Hull, born on January 24, 1919 in Moulton, Texas enlisted in the Army in …

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