Purple Heart

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Can one of you folk tell me where the 'Purple Heart' Medal originated from and why the colour.
I have always wondered and this may be the oppertunity for some wise knowledgeable person (on TOFA there are many) to enlighten me.
Sussexman

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Our Veterans Must Not Have Seen This Yet

Oh well, must be off minding their gardening I'll bet.

It's an interesting bit of history Colin, that started back in Colonial times with George Washington.

Here's a website that does a nice explanation without dry historical iterations:

http://www.homeofheroes.com/medals/purple_heart/purple_heart.html

Enjoy :star:

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