For Military Merit

Recipients of the Purple Heart
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Published:July 15, 2010
By Fred L. Borch (Author)

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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Product Details
  • Subject: Military History
  • Hardback : 176 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (July 15, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 1591140862
  • ISBN-13: 9781591140863
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 0 lb

Fred L. Borch served 25 years active duty as an Army lawyer and retired in 2005. A professionally trained historian (M.A., Univ. of Virginia), he now serves as the Regimental Historian and Archivist for the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He is the author and co-author of many books and articles on military medals, including The Air Force Cross, The Purple Heart, The Silver Star and Kimmel, Short and Pearl Harbor. He lives in Charlottesville, VA.

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