For Military Merit

For Military Merit

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q[This book] provides a brief history of the Purple Heart, with a focus on how the decoration's award criteria have evolved, and then provides a representative look at Purple Heart recipients from all the services by conflict, concluding with more recent recipients from conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq ... [and] includes never-before-published information about these heroic acts, as well as rare photographs of Purple Heart recipients from early U.S. conflicts, including the Civil War, Indian Wars, Spanish American War, and the Boxer Rebellion. Among the notable recipients highlighted in the book are Civil War veteran Pvt. Oran Randlett, who, in 1937, received two Purple Hearts for wounds received at Chancellorsville in 1863 and Cold Harbor in 1864; Brig. Gen. Robert Frederick, who received a record eight Purple Hearts for wounds in World War II; and crew members of USS Panay, who were finally awarded Purple Hearts fifty-five years after the 1937 Japanese attack on their gunboatq--Jacket.AND. REPORTS. U.S. Air Force. Air Force Awards and Decorations Program. Air Force Instruction 36-2803. Washington, DC, June 15, 2001. U.S. Army. Military Awards. Army Regulation 600-8-22. Washington, DC, December 11, 2006. a€”a€” a€”.

Title:For Military Merit
Author: Frederic L. Borch
Publisher:Naval Institute Press - 2010

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