Purple Heart
The Purple Heart
The Purple Heart was established by General George Washington, at Newburgh, New York, on 7 August 1782, during the Revolutionary War. It was reestablished by the President of the United States per War Department General Orders 3, 1932.

The Purple Heart is awarded to any member of the US Armed Forces killed or wounded in an armed conflict. In Viietnam a total of 303,704 (153,329 hospitalized + 150,375 injured requiring no hospital care) Americans were wounded in action.