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Purple Heart
By Sarah Lane
May 28, 2004, 09:20


Topic: Purple Heart

ClassBrain Visitor:

I have a good friend who was injured twice in the Vietnam War. On both occasions he received a Purple Heart Certificate, but never got the medal.

How do we go about getting him the medal. I have great respect for servicemen and feel he should be honored with it.


ClassBrain Response:


Thank you for visiting! The staff here also has great respect and admiration for our country’s servicemen so we’re glad to help.

Here are a couple of links where you can find the information on requesting your friend’s Purple Heart medal. According to the information we found, medals need to be requested from the military branch he served.

Home of the Heroes

Decorations and Awards

The Army

The Navy

Air Force Link

Marine Corps

Hopefully this will help your friend get the medals he has earned.

Just to let you know, ClassBrain has joined with The Library of Congress in the pursuit of our country’s vanishing history by launching the ClassBrain Veteran’s Memories Project. This might be of interest to you.

Veteran’s Memories Project

ClassBrain, Inc.

Learn more about the Purple Heart with the help of Google

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