USA - Medal, United States of America - Elite Troops - Purple Heart WW2 purple with full box, ribbon and - 1940

Description
USA - Medal, United States of America - Elite Troops - Purple Heart WW2 purple with full box, ribbon and - 1940
Original - Very good condition

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.

Lot details
Type
Medal, United States of America - Elite Troops - Purple Heart WW2 purple with full box, ribbon and
Country of Origin
USA
Year of Manufacture
1940
Original/ Replica
Original
Condition
Very good condition
Comes with certificate of authenticity
No
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