Purple Heart recipients' interviews


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Collection Details

Collection Dates: 1999
Scope and Content Note: The collection consists of 17 videotapes of interviews of North East Georgia Chapter 513 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart members relating to their war experiences and how they received their purple heart. The conflicts in which they participated included World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War.
Biographical Note: "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."
-- "History." National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. http://www.thepurpleheart.com/
history/ (Retrieved October 1, 2009)
Extent: 17 items

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