'For wounds received…'

Borch, Fred L.
September 2006
Military History;Sep2006, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p44
The article highlights the history of the Purple Heart, the oldest military medal in the U.S. The Purple Heart is unique for several reasons. When it was resurrected in 1932 as a medal for meritorious service, General Douglas MacArthur and the U.S. Army never contemplated that it would be transformed into an award that would go only to men and women who had been wounded or killed in action, as would be the case during World War II and the Korean War.


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