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Purple Heart Day

“Currently, the Purple Heart, per regulation is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the U.S. Armed Services after April 5, 1917 has been wounded, killed, or has died after being wounded by enemy action.”

Source: National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

Learn more:
USO: 9 Things You Need to Know About the Purple Heart Medal