‘For Wounds Received in Action’: The History of the Purple Heart Medal

August 7 is National Purple Heart Day, which honors those who died or were wounded in the line of duty against an enemy. Today’s post comes from Thomas Richardson, an archives technician at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Many of the U.S. military awards and decorations are received for service, wartime … Continue reading ‘For Wounds Received in Action’: The History of the Purple Heart Medal