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In honor of my husband:  The Purple Heart Medal.  The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after April 5, 1917 with the U.S. military.

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In honor of my husband: The Purple Heart Medal. The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after April 5, 1917 with the U.S. military.

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Marines Have Received The Medal Of Honor For Incredible Acts Of Valor [INFOGRAPHIC]

Take off the award plate from the front and mount in a shadow box! Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Take off the award plate from the front and mount in a shadow box! Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

A guide to military medal ribbons....helpful for those who aren't in the military, but have a loved one who serves.

A guide to military medal ribbons....helpful for those who aren't in the military, but have a loved one who serves.

Sgt. John Basilone (Band of Brothers) Congressional Medal of Honor recipient for extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry in action against enemy Japanese forces, above and beyond the call of duty, while serving with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division in the Lunga Area. Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, on 24 and 25 October 1942. Read more about his story via The Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Sgt. John Basilone (Band of Brothers) Congressional Medal of Honor recipient for extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry in action against enemy Japanese forces, above and beyond the call of duty, while serving with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division in the Lunga Area. Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, on 24 and 25 October 1942. Read more about his story via The Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

A velcro backed shadow box is an easy way to get patches, name tapes, and misc small items out of boxes and onto the mantle after military separation

A velcro backed shadow box is an easy way to get patches, name tapes, and misc small items out of boxes and onto the mantle after military separation

Sgt. Freddy Gonzalez 1946-1968 Units:	1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Battalion 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion 6th Marines, 1st Battalion 1st Marines Battles/wars: Vietnam War Battle of Huế Awards: Medal of Honor, Purple Heart

Sgt. Freddy Gonzalez 1946-1968 Units: 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Battalion 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion 6th Marines, 1st Battalion 1st Marines Battles/wars: Vietnam War Battle of Huế Awards: Medal of Honor, Purple Heart

USMC Medal of Honor Awardee & Afghanistan War Veteran Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, honored at an Atlanta Braves Baseball Game, alongside his fellow Marines.

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USMC Medal of Honor Awardee & Afghanistan War Veteran Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, honored at an Atlanta Braves Baseball Game, alongside his fellow Marines.

This rare Tiffany Cross variant of the Medal of Honor was earned by Marine First Lieutenant Christian Schilt. Schilt served in WWI, the Banana Wars, WWII, and Korea.   His Medal of Honor citation follows:  Citation: During the progress of an insurrection at Quilali, Nicaragua, 6, 7, and 8 January 1928, 1st Lt. Schilt, then a member of a marine expedition which had suffered severe losses in killed and wounded, volunteered under almost impossible conditions to evacuate the wounded by air and…

This rare Tiffany Cross variant of the Medal of Honor was earned by Marine First Lieutenant Christian Schilt. Schilt served in WWI, the Banana Wars, WWII, and Korea. His Medal of Honor citation follows: Citation: During the progress of an insurrection at Quilali, Nicaragua, 6, 7, and 8 January 1928, 1st Lt. Schilt, then a member of a marine expedition which had suffered severe losses in killed and wounded, volunteered under almost impossible conditions to evacuate the wounded by air and…

Valor award for PFC James Dennis  La Belle (1925-1945) USMC. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty....in action against enemy Japanese forces during the seizure of Iwo Jima in the Volcano Islands, 8 March 1945. His dauntless courage, cool decision and valiant spirit of self sacrifice in the face of certain death reflect the highest credit upon Private First Class LaBelle and upon the U.S. Naval…

Valor award for PFC James Dennis La Belle (1925-1945) USMC. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty....in action against enemy Japanese forces during the seizure of Iwo Jima in the Volcano Islands, 8 March 1945. His dauntless courage, cool decision and valiant spirit of self sacrifice in the face of certain death reflect the highest credit upon Private First Class LaBelle and upon the U.S. Naval…

Valor award for  PVT  Robert M. McTureous, Jr. (1924-1945)  USMC. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty...during action against enemy Japanese forces on Okinawa in the  Ryukyu Chain, 7 June 1945. Private McTureous succumbed to his wounds on 11 June 1945. Visit site to read more.

Valor award for PVT Robert M. McTureous, Jr. (1924-1945) USMC. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty...during action against enemy Japanese forces on Okinawa in the Ryukyu Chain, 7 June 1945. Private McTureous succumbed to his wounds on 11 June 1945. Visit site to read more.