Analysis: The Purple Heart

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When Don was awarded The Purple Heart, his family was honored. It was then that they were able to fully comprehend the obstacles he went through, and how his injury wasn’t something that was insignificant. The award is one of the most respected and recognized medals that one can be presented with, and also one of the nation’s oldest military awards. The award had “broken service” because it was ignored for nearly 150 years, and was later reintroduced on 22 February, 1932 on George Washington’s 200th birthday (“The Purple Heart” par. 1). To receive The Purple Heart, one has to perform a singularly meritorious act of extraordinary fidelity service and has a wound which needs treatment by a medical officer and which is received in action with

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