LIVE POLL: Heroic Purple Heart Awarded Biopic Stars
The Purple Heart medal celebrates its 240th anniversary on August 7th, 2022 and is America's oldest military award still currently awarded. Every August in the USA during National Purple Heart Month, Americans show their gratitude by honoring and remembering those who bravely suffered injuries or were killed while serving their country. The original Purple Heart military decoration was known as the Badge of Military Merit. General George Washington created the award in 1782 for meritorious service at a time when military awards given to enlisted personnel were rare. Today, the award acknowledges the physical sacrifice given to the nation and is awarded exclusively to military members who are injured or killed in combat, through an act of terrorism or by friendly fire. In honor of the sacrifice made by the nearly two million Purple Heart awardees, vote for your favorite Purple Heart awarded hero from those listed below and tweet it in support on the Twitter hashtag: #PurpleHeartDay.
Which of these individuals, whose story is featured in a biopic or a biographical television series and has been awarded a United States Purple Heart medal, is your favorite American hero?
American Purple Heart Month Companion Lists Actor Purple Heart Medals : Politician Purple Heart Medals : Flag Officer Purple Heart Medals : Movie Biopic Purple Heart Medals : Famous Writer Purple Heart Medals : Production Crew Purple Heart Medals : Career Military Purple Heart Medals : Sports Celebrity Purple Heart Medals