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Purple Heart Awards

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Purple Heart awards in their cases, complete with lapel pins and ribbon bars, lined up on a table. Undated. (SIGNAL CORPS Mis-122) It’s possible the medals were for an awards ceremony mentioned in the Springfield Leader & Press, 6-8-43, which stated eleven Purple Hearts would be awarded to O’Reilly patients.

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