Looking for WW2 Era Purple Heart Unnamed but with Serial Number

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Looking for WW2 Era Purple Heart Unnamed but with Serial Number

Post by Baseball » 05 Jul 2018 15:21

Looking for WW2 Era Purple Heart Unnamed but with Serial Number. Or maybe even late WW1.
Thanks!

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Re: Looking for WW2 Era Purple Heart Unnamed but with Serial Number

Post by LineDoggie » 27 Jul 2018 23:27

No Purple Heart medal in WWI. The PHM was reinstated in 1932, before that was a wound chevron
"There are two kinds of people who are staying on this beach: those who are dead and those who are going to die. Now let’s get the hell out of here".
Col. George Taylor, 16th Infantry Regiment, Omaha Beach

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Re: Looking for WW2 Era Purple Heart Unnamed but with Serial Number

Post by Dwight Pruitt » 28 Jul 2018 05:13

LineDoggie wrote:
27 Jul 2018 23:27
No Purple Heart medal in WWI. The PHM was reinstated in 1932, before that was a wound chevron
True, but it was retroactive all the way back to the Civil War in some rare cases. The accepted cut off for numbered medals for pre-WWII issue is circa #80,000

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