United States - Elite Troops - Purple Heart WW2 with complete box, ribbon and pin.
The original Purple Heart, designated as the Military Merit Badge, was introduced by General George Washington. On 7th August 1782, an order from its headquarters in Newburgh, New York, make the medal official. After the revolution, it is no longer used and other rewards are created.
On the bicentenary of George Washington's birthday (1932), the President of the United States of America reintroduced the Purple Heart by decree on 22nd February 1932.
Approximately 500,000 Purple Hearts were manufactured in anticipation of the number of victims of the invasion of Japan during Operation Downfall. All U.S. military casualties in the 60s period following the end of World War II (including the Korean War and the Vietnam War) did not exceeded this number. In 2003, there were still 120,000 of these medals left in stock. There are so many left that the combat units in Iraq and Afghanistan have it on hand to immediately award them to fallen soldiers on the battlefield.
- Medal, United States of America - Elite Troops - Purple Heart WW2 purple with full box, ribbon and
- Country of Origin
- Year of Manufacture
- Original/ Replica
- Very good condition
- Comes with certificate of authenticity