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Purple Heart

The Purple Heart was instituted in 1782 by George Washington and is the first American decoration. Originally it was awarded for bravery in action, currently it is awarded to those wounded or killed in action, in the latter case posthumously.
An Oak Leaf Cluster is added when a previously wounded person already has a Purple Heart.
The decoration is a purple, heart-shaped badge with bronze edges. It depicts in relief a bust of George Washington wearing the uniform of a general in the Continental Army.
On the reverse side is the inscription: "For Military Merit" with the recipient's name below.
It is estimated that for World War II 1,076,245 Purple Hearts were awarded.

Grid List
NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Aalbu, Arna O.   
Abbey, Philip D. 09-06-1944 
Abbott, Earl L. "Abby"08-01-191924-01-1945more 
Abbott, Edgar R. 17-06-1944 
Abdallah, John E. "Ed"   
Abele, Mannert Lincoln11-07-190316-08-1942 
Abeles, Afred Beecher12-06-192323-01-1945 
Abercrombie, Alex M.00-00-192118-04-1945 
Abney, Grady00-00-191620-09-1945 
Abraham, Robert "Bob"16-07-191410-03-2004 
Abraham, Rudy J.   
Acciarito, Benjamin 26-09-1944 
Ackley, William J.01-10-1918 more 
Acock, George, L.   
Acree, Lloyd Edgar 12-10-1942 
Adamczyk, Michael S. 21-11-1944 
Adams, Charles B. 05-06-1945 
Adams, Dale F.25-06-191920-09-1944 
Adams, Dewey, F.   
Adams, Donald R.20-02-192020-09-1944 
Adams, Gerald, E.   
Adams, Homer, A.   
Adams, Joe Carol04-06-192415-10-1944 
Adams, Jonathan E., Jr. "Jock"08-09-191720-09-1984 
Adams, Lucian26-10-192231-03-2003more 
Adams, Plaz, P.   
Adler, Philip M.00-00-1914  
Adler, Samuel L. 20-04-1945 
Agerholm, Harold Christ29-01-192507-07-1944 
Ahad, Iman Marajukin L.09-04-191825-12-1971more 
Ahearn, John Littleton30-11-191423-06-2004 
Ahlgren, Vernon, A.   
Aho, Edward W. 01-03-1946 
Aiello, James Joseph27-08-1912 more 
Ainsworth, Ellen Gertrude09-03-191916-02-1944 
Aker, Fred T. 17-04-1945 
Akers, George Edward05-05-192201-01-1945 
Alameda, James, R.   
Albaugh, Daniel S. 20-03-1945 
Albert, Howard 23-12-1943 
Alberts, Phillip 04-02-1945 
Alcantar, Max L.14-12-192125-02-1945 
Alevis, George, D.   
Alexander, Boyd A. 17-09-1944 
Alexander, Charles R. 25-02-1944 
Alexander, John D.   
Alexander, Jr. Charles B.   
Alexander, Mark James23-01-191121-05-2004 
Alexander, Paul Edwin 14-06-1944 
Alexander, Richard D.   
Alexson, Frank 28-07-2016 
Alford, Elwin11-10-192214-06-1942 
Alford, Fred, S.   
Alioto, John02-05-191525-02-1945 
Allan, James D.00-00-192411-04-2012more 
Allborty, Jake   
Alleckson, Theodore A.00-00-191717-07-1942 
Allegaert, Peter, F.   
Alleman, Virgil Calvin28-10-191312-06-1942more 
Allen Jr., James W. "Jimmy"05-02-192320-09-1944 
Allen, Claude W. 15-11-1944 
Allen, Doniphan Monroe "Don"05-08-191129-11-1944 
Allen, Edward, E.   
Allen, Edward, L.   
Allen, Francis L. 30-01-1945 
Allen, George A. 10-11-1943 
Allen, John E. Jr. 20-12-1944 
Allen, Linwood, T.   
Allen, Robert G. 07-10-1944 
Allman, Clifford L. 18-02-1945 
Allman, Kenneth, W.   
Allmon, Mervin Wilcox   
Alston, Augustus Howard Jr.   
Alterio, Ernest09-06-191228-12-2003more 
Altig, Orton Thomas14-01-192306-04-1945 
Altomare, Eugene 05-11-1943 
Amaral, George R. 10-07-1943 
Amaral, Joseph, A. Jr.   
Amaral, Noah R   
Ambro, Eugene Allan   
Ambrose, Edmund P. 22-10-1944 
Ames, Robert, E.   
Amey, Herbert R., Jr. 20-11-1943 
Amiot, George E., Jr.21-11-191231-12-1944 
Amor, Antonio   
Amos, Robert00-00-191724-10-1944more 
Amussen, John Russell00-00-192119-05-1945more 
Amy, Eugene   
Anderson, Albert00-00-191824-10-1944more 
Anderson, Andrew, E. Jr.   
Anderson, Burton J. 00-00-1977more 
Anderson, Clarence Leland01-12-191308-07-1944 
Anderson, Dean   
Anderson, James H.00-04-1920  
Anderson, James R. 09-10-1943 
Anderson, Joel, H.   
Anderson, John S. 26-03-1945 
Anderson, Leslie, G.   
Anderson, Norman, M.   
Anderson, Richard Beatty26-06-192101-02-1944 
Anderson, Theodore S.   
Anderson, Victor, C.   
Andreas, Jack 11-07-1943 
Andres, Anthony F. 21-06-1944 
Andrews, Malcolm   
Androsky, John P. 05-10-1944 
Angerer, Raymond, F.   
Angotti, Anthony, A.   
Anker, Leonard A.   
Annin, Robert E., III 30-03-1945 
Antolak, Sylvester10-09-191624-05-1944 
Anton, Ywlek   
Antonioli, Louis L. 26-03-2005 
Antrim, Richard Nott17-12-190708-03-1969more 
Apap, Charles09-12-1922  
Appell, Francis, R.   
Aragon, Eduardo, A.   
Archer, Charles, A.   
Archuleta, Paul, S.   
Areklet, Norman, J.   
Arledge, William H. 06-10-1944 
Armellino, John Ralph21-02-192117-09-2004 
Armentrout, George C.   
Armstrong Sr., John Leroy "Jack"19-07-192205-09-1954 
Armstrong, Thomas, B.   
Arndt, James, C.   
Arnold, Lowell Edward21-12-191723-05-1944 
Arnold, Robert D. 12-01-1944 
Arnold, William M.   
Arnoult, Carl A.00-00-191801-06-1945more 
Arrington, Sr, George Howell19-09-191827-05-1994 
Arriola, Vicente M. 28-11-1944 
Arrison, Robert L.   
Arrowsmith, Kenneth, J.   
Ashman, Charles H. 21-05-1945 
Ashmore, Vester   
Ashton, Clarence Mcallister14-02-192304-09-2011more 
Ashworth, Wilson P. 18-04-1945 
Asmus, George M. 02-03-1945 
Atchison, Mark Dorgan 00-00-1951 
Atchley, John E.00-00-192403-01-1945 
Atkins, Carl Harm22-03-191926-07-2013 
Atkins, George Joseph 20-11-1943 
Atkinson, Gerald V. 10-04-1945 
Atlee, William H. 06-06-1944 
Atwood, Dale H. 06-06-1944 
Atwood, Dayton D.00-00-192225-12-1944 
Atwood, Paul B.   
Auck, Thomas W.22-09-192402-02-1945 
Augustine, Alfred Anthony00-00-191400-00-1994 
Aungier, John, J. Jr.   
Aurness, James King26-05-192303-06-2011 
Aurness, James King "Jim"26-05-192303-06-2011more 
Austin, Raymond  more 
Ayers John E. 19-02-1944 
Azur, George Joseph21-03-191917-04-1945