This web page is a tribute to those who have sacrificed themselves to protect and defend the United States. It focuses on those who have received the Purple Heart, primarily those who were killed in action. Listed in the various sections of the web pages are the stories of these individuals. I have tried to research their life, using archival documents and resources, so that we may remember their sacrifice. Too often in the United States, we forget that our freedom was purchased with the blood of others. I hope that you will take a moment to read about those sacrifices and to appreciate all that these heroes have given us.
I am honored to be able to preserve the medals of each of the people listed below. All of the posthumously awarded medals have been engraved with the person name on the reverse and are the medals sent to their next-of-kin. I consider it in honor to be able to preserve these medals and the stories behind them for future generations. If you have any stories or information about these servicemen and women, please contact me so that I can add them to the web page. Many family members and friends have already contacted me and I am grateful to all of them. Their support and kind words make this effort even more special.
In addition to this web page, I will display the collection of Purple Hearts at public events to honor our veterans. In the past, the collection was displayed at the Armed Forces Day Celebration at City Island, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; the Maryland Arms Collectors Association; and Wings of Freedom Air Show in Frederick, Maryland as well at other veterans events. Photographs from some of these events are located in the "Public Display Photographs" page.
I am always looking for additional medals to research and add to this page. If you known of any medals that need a home, please contact me right away. All un-engraved non-posthumous awards belong to the individual groups. Some un-engraved posthumous awards were added to the photographs for display purposes. I am currently looking for these posthumous awards to reunite these groups.
Guests! Please email me with your thoughts and opinions about this web page. Your opinion on this web site is very important to me.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU KNOW OF ANY PURPLE HEARTS FOR SALE OR DONATION THAT CAN BE ADDED TO THIS WEB PAGE. I AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR MORE PURPLE HEARTS TO RESEARCH AND PRESERVE.
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