Purple Heart

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Synonyms for Purple Heart

a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action

a long-acting barbiturate used as a sedative

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Many Purple Heart medals are lost and stolen from the original recipient or their family members, said Senator Perdue.
Paws for Purple Hearts (PPH), founded in 2006, is the first program of its kind to offer therapeutic intervention for Veterans and active-duty military personnel by teaching those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to train service dogs for their comrades with combat-related injuries.
12 to complete a project or make a donation directly to Purple Heart Homes.
A week after dozens of victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting were awarded Purple Heart medals, Army Secretary John McHugh announced Thursday that those victims will also receive all possible benefits that come along with the honors.
Keely Vanacker, a daughter of Michael Cahill, the lone civilian killed in the attack, said she expected Purple Hearts to move forward once Hasan was convicted and sentenced.
The Purple Heart would be awarded to officers who die in the line of duty or who suffer traumatic physical injuries as a result of a suspect's actions.
Purple Hearts aims to support the mums, sisters, grandmothers and spouses of men going through contact issues.
That order for new medals, they explain, cast light not on the war in Kosovo, but on the end of World War II: So many American casualties were averted by the dropping of the atom bomb on Japan that only now, three wars and many Cold War incidents later, was the United States running out of the stockpiled Purple Hearts.
They included the Medal of Honor and three Purple Hearts.
Marine Colonel with 26 years of military service, is a combat veteran of the Vietnam War where he was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for Valor.
Jackson's remarks followed a somber ceremony at the base in which 42 Purple Hearts and two of its civilian counterpart - the Defense of Freedom Medal - were presented to those killed and wounded in action during Hasan's rampage.
Harold Andreason, of Phoenix, received the medal on Friday along the Lake Champlain waterfront in a ceremony organized by the group Purple Hearts Reunited, founded by Zachariah Fike.
In ceremonies before nearly 1,400 comrades gathered at Naval Base Ventura County, Purple Hearts were pinned Tuesday on three Seabees wounded in Operation Iraqi Freedom.