Purple Heart Day, Aug. 7

Posted By | August 7, 2019 7:40 am

Last Updated: August 13, 2019 at 2:29 pm

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PURPLE HEART RECIPIENTS provided by area residents:

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  • Roger Dale Mason: two time Purple Heart recipient, Vietnam
  • Hugh Lee Clouse: Purple Heart recipient, died in action in World War II, while serving in Okinawa, at age 19
  • Hollis Templeton: Purple Heart recipient
  • Joe D. Goodwin: Purple Heart recipient, POW, World War II
  • Herbert C. Wilson: Purple Heart recipient, wounded July 11, 1944, serving in France
  • Clyde Long Jr.: Purple Heart recipient
  • Earl Brady: World War II: Purple Heart recipient
  • Maj. Maxey Dan Baker: three time Purple Heart recipient, Vietnam
  • Ray Turner: Purple Heart recipient
  • Carl H. Farley: Purple Heart recipient
  • John Franklin Davis: Purple Heart recipient, died in World War II, in •North Africa, 1944
  • Darrell Bellomy: Purple Heart recipient, Vietnam
  • Glenn H. McRoberts: Purple Heart recipient, World War II
  • Edward K. Bain: Purple Heart recipient, Vietnam
  • James H. Kirby: Purple Heart recipient
  • Gerald Cantrell: Purple Heart recipient, Vietnam Nam, 1968
  • Robert Douglas Roberts: Purple Heart recipient
  • David Cordell Holland: Purple Heart recipient, World War II
  • Bobby Whiteaker: Purple Heart recipient
  • Donald Reed Cole: Purple Heart recipient
  • Alvin Minnis: Purple Heart recipient
  • Sidney Lewis Wilson: Purple Heart recipient, World War II
  • Charles B. Seals Jr.: Purple Heart recipient, IED attack, second tour of Iraq
  • Gerald Wallace: Purple Heart recipient, World War II, POW
  • Ridley Cole: Purple Heart recipient, Korea
  • Bailey Daniels: Purple Heart recipient, POW, World War II
  • Cleatus R. Smith: Purple Heart recipient
  • Sammie K. Winfree: Purple Heart recipient, Vietnam
  • Ridley Cole: Purple Heart recipient, Korea
  • James Nash: Purple Heart recipient, World War II
  • John Moore: Purple Heart recipient, Afghanistan
  • Hobart Pippin Jr.: Purple Heart recipient, World War II
  • Thomas Lee Davis: Purple Heart recipient, World War II
  • Joe Hickey: Purple Heart recipient, POW, World War II

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Purple Heart Day is observed on Aug. 7 each year and is a time for Americans to pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.

The original Purple Heart, designated as the Badge of Military Merit, was established by George Washington – then the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army – by order from his Newburgh, New York, headquarters on Aug. 7, 1782.

PURPLE HEART CRITERIA – Recognize the Sacrifice. (1) In any action against an enemy of the United States. (2) In any action with an opposing armed force of a foreign country in which the Armed Forces of the United States are or have been engaged. … (4) As a result of an act of any such enemy of opposing armed forces.

comments » 3

  1. Comment by Connie Turney

    August 7, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Bailey Daniels POW World WarII and Purple Heart recipient.

  2. Comment by Myra Jane Sloan

    August 7, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    My father, Cleatus R. Smith received a Purple Heart.

  3. Comment by Sarah Winfree

    August 7, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Sammy K. Winfree Purple Heart recipient Vietnam


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