Purple HeartPurple Heart
a U.S. military decoration awarded to members of the armed forces wounded or killed in action by or against an enemy
Origin of Purple Heartdescriptive of the original decoration, instituted (1782) by George Washington, a sewn-on heart-shaped badge of purple cloth; revived as a heart-shaped bronze medal in 1932
A US military decoration awarded to members of the armed forces who have been wounded in action.
(plural purple hearts)
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