What is the difference between the Purple Heart medal& the Purple Heart ribbon?

Answer The Purple Heart medal, and its accompanying ribbon, is a combat decoration used by the U.S. military. The ribbon is generally worn for everyday use on a soldier's uniform, while the medal itself i... Read More »

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Who are the recipients of the Purple Heart medal?

The Purple Heart is given to service members and civilian Americans who receive an injury or die while serving under the command of any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and due to the actions of an ... Read More »

How much gold is in the Purple Heart Medal?

There is no gold in the Purple Heart Medal. The medal is made of brass, shaped like a heart. It has a purple inlay with anodyzed gold-colored trim and a gold-colored cameo of George Washington set ... Read More »

When was the Purple Heart medal for soldiers wounded in battle first created?

The Purple Heart traces its origins back to August 7, 1782, and General George Washington's Badge of Military Merit. This version was not directly related to wounds sustained in combat. The award w... Read More »

What is the difference between heart attack and heart failure?

Heart Attack : a heart attack occurs when the supply of blood and oxygen to the area of the heart muscle is blocked usually by a clot in a coronary artery often, this blockage leads to arrhythmia's... Read More »