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Military Order of the Purple Heart.
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Military Order of the Purple Heart
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a. Created by George Washington, 1782 as Badge of Merit,
i. For “singularly meritorious action, unusual gallantry and extraordinary fidelity”
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b. Revived in 1932 as Purple Heart – to be awarded to “members of the armed forces of the U.S who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action”