By Executive Order 9277, dated December 3, 1942, the decoration was extended to be applicable to all services and required that regulations of the Services be uniform in application as far as practicable. This executive order also authorized the award only for wounds received.
PURPLE HEART RECIPIENTS
War I: 250,000¹
War II: 964,409
Persian Gulf: 590
Afghanistan: 3,495 *
Iraq: 34,808 *
Total Estimated: 1.7 M¹
NOTE¹: Estimates only. Battlefield awards and incomplete records; 1974 fire in St. Louis repository.
*Data as of 6/20/2009
And what will the ‘rushlicans’ do, why they’ll bring out fresh ‘purple heart bandages’ and laugh and laugh and laugh………………………………….!!
Showing they don’t respect those that serve, even the ones amoung them that did, but this is what the Purple Heart and it’s being Awarded Means:
Each year on August 7th, Americans should pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. The Purple Heart is awarded to any member of the U.S. Armed Forces that has been wounded or died as a result of a wound in battle.
This now includes those persons who died in captivity while a prisoner of war (POW). We now celebrate Purple Heart Day on the anniversary of its inception, August 7th. On this day it is our patriotic duty to remember and recognize those people willing to serve our country, no matter the price…………..Rest Found Here