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Purple Heart (21)

purple heart

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action. It is specifically a combat decoration.

This monument was erected by the Department of Iowa Military Order of the Purple Heart and dedicated on February 21, 2004.