Korean War Vet Sees Purple After Navy Suggests He Purchase Medal

November 2007
Military History;Nov2007, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p14
The article reports on the Purple Heart approval won by Korean War U.S. veteran Nyles Reed. Reed finally won approval for a Purple Heart in summer of 2007, more than a half century after being injured, only to be told the medal was out of stock. The form letter from the Navy Personnel Command told Reed he could reapply in 90 days or go out and buy his own Purple Heart.


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