Purple Heart


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Purple Heart

n.
A US military decoration awarded to members of the armed forces who have been wounded in action.

purple heart

or

purpleheart

n
1. (Plants) any of several tropical American leguminous trees of the genus Peltogyne
2. (Forestry) the decorative purple heartwood of any of these trees
3. (Recreational Drugs) informal chiefly Brit a heart-shaped purple tablet consisting mainly of amphetamine

Purple Heart

n
(Military) a decoration awarded to members of the US Armed Forces for a wound incurred in action

Pur′ple Heart′


n.
a medal awarded U.S. service personnel for wounds received in action against an enemy.
[1930–35, Amer.]

pur•ple•heart

(ˈpɜr pəlˌhɑrt)

n.
the hard purplish wood of any of several South American trees belonging to the genus Peltogyne, of the legume family, used for making furniture.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Purple Heart - a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in actionPurple Heart - a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action
laurel wreath, medal, decoration, ribbon, medallion, palm - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
2.purple heart - a long-acting barbiturate used as a sedative
barbiturate - organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal
Translations

purple heart

n
(esp Brit inf) → Amphetamintablette f
(US) Purple HeartPurpurherz nt, → Verwundetenabzeichen nt

purple heart

n (fam) → pillola di amfetamina
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In all, some 1,506,000 Purple Hearts were produced for use in World War II, say Giangreco and Moore, "with production reaching its peak as America geared up for the invasion of Japan.
He flew 25 missions in the South Pacific as a tail gunner in B29 bombers and won a Purple Heart.
As announced, the Distinguished Warfare Medal would even rank higher than the Purple Heart Medal which can only be received by a servicemember who is either wounded or killed in action by the enemy.
Helping Wetzel secure this long-overdue Purple Heart is one of my greatest honors as a U.
Dozens of Purple Heart medals were awarded here Friday to victims of the rampage at the military base, capping years of waiting for the United States' oldest military award and the benefits that come with it.
Members of the public, especially all veterans and Purple Heart recipients, are invited to attend.
The FAQ outlines the steps, such as you'll need a copy of your DD-214 plus the letter that came with your Purple Heart.
During the ceremony, they escorted Purple Heart recipients to their seats.
MAJ Walleon Bobo, a civil-affairs officer and Purple Heart recipient from the 431st Civil Affairs Bn.
2 and will be notified by telephone, They will have 30 days to provide any additional paperwork verifying their KSM and Purple Heart
USAA is honored to be working with Military Order of the Purple Heart and serving the financial needs of those who have sacrificed so much for our country," said Nathan McKinley, USAA vice president of military affinity.
Many Purple Heart medals are lost and stolen from the original recipient or their family members, said Senator Perdue.