The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the U.S. military. With its forerunner, the Badge of Military Merit, which took the form of a heart made of purple cloth, the Purple Heart is the oldest military award still given to U.S. military members – the only earlier award being the obsolete Fidelity Medallion. The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is located in New Windsor, New York.
“The uniform I wear today is that of the United States Army,” Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman told the impeachment inquiry. “We do not serve any particular political party; we serve the nation.” NYTimes.com - Published
Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was asked on Tuesday by Congressman Jim Himes why he was wearing a Purple Heart. He described how, in 2014, his vehicle in Iraq was hit by an IED and he was injured. "I,.. CBS News - Published
Alexander Vindman man is a refugee-turned-American-soldier. He's being deposed in Congressional Democrats' impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Vindman is a decorated lieutenant colonel who..
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