For Military Merit

Recipients of the Purple Heart

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More than one million men and women have received the Purple Heart since its creation as an award “for military merit” in 1932. This book provides a brief history of the Purple Heart, with a focus on how the decoration’s award criteria have evolved over the last 75 years. The book then takes a representative look at Purple Heart recipients from all the services by conflict, starting with the Civil War and concluding with the on-going conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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