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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.   
Aaron, John 27-11-1944 
Abbey, Philip D. 09-06-1944 
Abbott, Earl L. "Abby"08-01-191924-01-1945more 
Abbott, Edgar R. 17-06-1944 
Abbott, William Edwin29-06-192512-12-1944 
Abdallah, John E. "Ed"   
Abdo, Edward B.00-00-192420-12-1944 
Abel, Rondo Grayson (USMC)   
Abele, Mannert Lincoln (USN)11-07-190316-08-1942more 
Abeles, Afred Beecher (USAF)12-06-192323-01-1945 
Abercrombie, Alexander Miller "Alex"07-05-192118-04-1945 
Abercrombie, William Warner24-07-191404-06-1942more 
Abernathy, Elmer Paul (USN)14-06-189915-12-1990more 
Abney, Grady00-00-191620-09-1945 
Abraham, Robert "Bob"16-07-191410-03-2004 
Abraham, Rudy J.   
Abt, John Bernard "Jack"28-04-192605-05-1945 
Acciarito, Benjamin 26-09-1944 
Ackerman, Harry17-08-191913-04-2015more 
Ackley, William J.01-10-1918 more 
Acock, George, L.   
Acree, Lloyd Edgar31-07-192012-10-1942 
Actub, Juan 05-05-1942 
Adamczyk, Michael S.04-08-190821-11-1944 
Adamkoski, Frank Jr. 17-01-1945 
Adams, Carlton R.06-04-1908 more 
Adams, Charles B. 05-06-1945 
Adams, Curtis09-11-192017-12-1944 
Adams, Dale F.25-06-191920-09-1944 
Adams, Dewey, F.   
Adams, Donald R.20-02-192020-09-1944more 
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.   
Addy, Floyd E.20-06-191914-06-1944 
Adkison, Joseph Bernard04-01-189223-05-1965 
Adler, Philip M.00-00-1914  
Adler, Samuel L. 20-04-1945 
Afflitto, Walter Frank "Flip"18-06-192022-08-1989 
Agerholm, Harold Christ29-01-192507-07-1944more 
Agna, Reginald A.24-12-191423-11-1944 
Ahad, Iman Marajukin L.09-04-191825-12-1971more 
Ahearn, John Littleton30-11-191423-06-2004 
Ahlgren, Vernon, A.   
Aho, Augustus07-10-192020-12-1943 
Aho, Edward W.10-10-190631-10-1945 
Aho, Eino Raymond28-06-192518-11-1944 
Aiello, James Joseph27-08-1912 more 
Aiello, Vincent J.11-07-192209-11-1944 
Ainsworth, Ellen Gertrude09-03-191916-02-1944 
Aitkens, J.V.   
Aker, Fred Theador20-08-192017-04-1945 
Akin, J. B. "Bill"03-02-192329-03-1945 
Akin, John H.19-01-192209-05-1944 
Akin, John Herbert (Sr.)00-00-191725-02-1945more 
Akin, Robert Eugene11-01-192617-12-1944 
Akins, Hugh J. "Rosie"00-00-192304-10-1944 
Akiyama, Hideo02-07-191210-07-1944 
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 
Alco, Dominick J01-04-190721-11-1944 
Aldy, Willie D.02-03-191331-03-1945 
Alevis, George, D.   
Alexander, Boyd A. 17-09-1944 
Alexander, Bruce C.10-01-192206-12-1944 
Alexander, Charles Reed13-01-191725-02-1944 
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 
Alfonso, Jafet00-00-191820-09-1944 
Alford, Elwin11-10-192214-06-1942 
Alford, Fred, S.   
Alioto, John02-05-191525-02-1945 
Alison, John Richardson (Johnny)21-11-191206-06-2011more 
Allan, James D.00-00-192411-04-2012more 
Allborty, Jake   
Alleckson, Theodore A.00-00-191717-07-1942 
Allegaert, Peter, F.   
Alleman, Virgil Calvin (USAAF)28-10-191312-06-1942more 
Allen, Claude W. 15-11-1944 
Allen, Doniphan Monroe "Don"05-08-191129-11-1944 
Allen, Edgel  more 
Allen, Edward, E.   
Allen, Edward, L.   
Allen, Francis L. 30-01-1945 
Allen, George A. 10-11-1943 
Allen, James W. "Jimmy" Jr.05-02-192320-09-1944 
Allen, John E. Jr. 20-12-1944 
Allen, Linwood, T.   
Allen, Robert G. 07-10-1944 
Allen, Walter Henry "Pappy"17-05-191523-04-1951more 
Alley, James H. "Mo", Jr.20-07-192214-03-2008 
Allman, Clifford Lee (USN) 18-02-1945 
Allman, Kenneth, W. 25-07-1944more 
Allmon, Mervin Wilcox   
Allworth, Edward Christopher06-07-189524-06-1966more 
Alston, Augustus Howard Jr.   
Alterio, Ernest09-06-191228-12-2003more 
Altig, Orton Thomas14-01-192306-04-1945 
Altman, Sidney Joseph (USMC)05-11-191720-06-1998 
Altomare, Eugene 05-11-1943 
Alva, Fidel25-04-192518-09-1944 
Alvarez, Manuel Lopez (US Army)06-06-192619-09-1944 
Amaral, George R. 10-07-1943 
Amaral, Joseph, A. Jr.   
Amaral, Noah R   
Ambro, Eugene Allan   
Ambrose, Edmund P. 22-10-1944 
Amerman, Walter Gordon Dr. (US Army)07-11-191928-12-1988more 
Ames, Godfrey Roland "Roly"04-05-191231-01-1945 
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 
Amy, Eugene   
Anderson, Albert00-00-191824-10-1944more 
Anderson, Allan S. 19-03-1944 
Anderson, Andrew, E. Jr.   
Anderson, Beauford T. "Andy"06-07-192207-11-1996more 
Anderson, Burton J. 00-00-1977more 
Anderson, Clarence Leland01-12-191308-07-1944 
Anderson, Dean   
Anderson, Elman Adair (USMC)27-05-192303-09-1944more 
Anderson, Eugene E.16-05-192330-09-1944 
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, Lowell A.19-06-191808-05-1942 
Anderson, Maurice Milner18-09-192415-12-2007 
Anderson, Norman M.   
Anderson, Richard Beatty26-06-192101-02-1944more 
Anderson, Richard C. 22-02-1944 
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 
Angeloff, Carl A. 20-09-1944 
Angerer, Raymond, F.   
Angotti, Anthony, A.   
Anhut, Charles R.00-00-192321-09-1944 
Anker, Leonard A.   
Annin III, Robert Edwards30-05-191830-03-1945 
Anthony, Clyde Romain08-10-191507-06-1978 
Antolak, Sylvester10-09-191624-05-1944 
Anton, Ywlek   
Antone, Ferris J. 26-08-1942 
Antonioli, Louis L. 26-03-2005 
Antrim, Richard Nott17-12-190708-03-1969more 
Apap, Charles09-12-1922  
Apodaca, Juan O.07-04-192519-10-1944 
Appell, Francis, R.00-00-190013-01-1945 
Appleby, Gene J.01-09-191417-09-1944 
Appleby, Gene J. 17-09-1944 
Aragon, Eduardo, A.   
Arbuckle, William Nathan28-07-191721-08-1944 
Archer, Charles Leroy02-09-191928-03-1987 
Archuleta, Paul, S.   
Areklet, Norman John00-00-192221-09-1944 
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, Paul Edward "Tommy"01-04-191706-05-1942 
Armstrong, Thomas, B.   
Arndt, James, C.   
Arnold, Dale F. 07-04-1944 
Arnold, Daniel A.   
Arnold, Ellis E. (Jr.) 15-12-1942 
Arnold, Herman Franklin (USMC)06-03-192014-09-1942 
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.   
Arsenault, Norman (USMC)22-05-192608-07-1944 
Arter, Berman Lee (US Army)16-09-191910-10-1987 
Ash, Merlin T.30-06-192224-09-1944 
Ashburn, James Carlon00-00-192607-03-1945 
Ashman, Charles H. (506th PIR)01-03-192421-05-1945more 
Ashmore, Vester   
Ashton, Clarence Mcallister14-02-192304-09-2011more 
Ashworth, Wilson P.05-08-191818-04-1945 
Askren, William V. 20-09-1944 
Asmus, George M. 02-03-1945 
Atchison, Mark Dorgan 00-00-1951 
Atchley, John E.00-00-192403-01-1945 
Atherton, Roger L. 20-09-1944 
Atkins, Carl Harm22-03-191926-07-2013 
Atkins, George Joseph 20-11-1943 
Atkins, Thomas Eugene05-02-192115-09-1999 
Atkinson, Gerald V. 10-04-1945 
Atkinson, Robert Edward "Ed"18-03-192029-03-1943more 
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 
Auman, Joseph Martin04-01-192212-11-1942more 
Aungier, John, J. Jr.   
Aurness, James King "Jim"26-05-192303-06-2011more 
Austin, Raymond  more 
Averitte, Archie F. 02-09-1944 
Axline, Sherman Eugene20-07-192520-09-1944more 
Ayers John E. 19-02-1944 
Azur, George Joseph21-03-191917-04-1945