Purple Heart Medal

The Purple Heart (PH) Medal is awarded to those wounded or killed while serving the United States Military on or after 5th April 1917. The death or injuries caused by friendly fire. Eligible injuries may include those inflicted by enemy projectiles, including bullets and shrapnel; chemical or nuclear agents; Motorcraft accidents that result from enemy action; or enemy explosive devices or traps. The ribbon is purple with white edging.

  • Type:

    Military medal (Decoration)

  • Awarded for:

    Accompanies the Purple Heart Medal

  • Eligibility:

    Recipients of the Purple Heart Medal

  • Status:

    Currently used