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The Military Order of The Purple Heart

 
 
The Military Order of The Purple Heart Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
1. The Military Order of The Purple Heart Marker
Inscription.
The Purple Heart was established by General George Washington in 1782. At that time it was called Badge of Military Merit. In 1932 it became known as the Purple Heart and is awarded only for combat wounded veterans.

Some Gave All - All Gave Some

Wallace D. Archer, 381st Infantry,
Army WWII, Pacific

Ferman C. Beaver, 3rd Infantry Division,
Army WWII, Europe

Charles E. Clark, Co. E, 2nd Infantry Division,
Army WWII, Europe

Robert D. Close, 69th Armored, F.A. Battalion,
Army WWII, Europe

Glenn E. Collins, 117th Cavalry Recon
45th and 36th Division, WWII Europe

Jack T. Crusa, 273rd F.A. BN., 12 Corp[s],
3rd Army, WWII, Europe

Thomas L. Dilworth, Jr., 8th Air Force,
Army WWII, Europe

Gerald B. Fetters, Co. B., 27th Infantry Regt,
25th Infantry Division, WWII, Europe

Raymond L. Kreutzer, 75th Infantry Division,
Army WWII, Europe

Bill D. Leader, Co. J, Co. G, 473rd Regiment Infantry,
Army WWII, Europe & South Pacific

Jim L. Logston, "D" Company, 1st BN,
9th Marines, Vietnam

Hershel W. Luck, 862 Engineer Aviation Battalion,
Army WWII, Europe

Ronald Mosbaugh, JM3, 2BTM,
1st Marines Div H Company, Vietnam

Milton F.
The Military Order of The Purple Heart Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
2. The Military Order of The Purple Heart Marker
Nielsen, Hqs Co., 3rd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry,
Army WWII, Europe

Clyde E. Penn, 121st Infantry, 8th Infantry Division,
[Army] WWII, Europe

William I. Platner, K Co., 47th Infantry,
Army WWII, Europe

Raymond A. Rich, Korea 45th Recon Co. 45th Inf Division,
ROK, B Btry 3rd BN 6th ARTY IFFV
II Corps RVN, Vietnam

Robert Russow, K Co., 3rd Battalion,
1st Marines, Vietnam

Charles J. Scott, 17th Infantry, Anti-Tank Co.,
7th Division, Army WWII, Pacific

Harold R. Snyder, 31st Infantry, 7th Division,
Army WWII, Europe

Paul C. Starchman, 5th Infantry Division,
Army D Company, Vietnam

Andrew D. Stutzman, 51st Infantry, Signal Battalion, 59th Division,
WWII Europe & South Pacific

Walter L. Walker, Co. C, 5th Cavalry, 5th Reg., 1st Cavalry Division,
Army WWII, Europe & South Pacific

Albert W. Walton, B. Co., 1st Battalion, 7th Reg., 3rd Division,
Korea

Jerry R. Wininger, G Co., 2nd Battalion,
7th Marines, Vietnam

Auxiliary Honorary Members

Woodrow W. Wiltse - 310th Field Artillery Battalion,
79th Infantry Division, [Army] Europe WWII

William M. Frick - 310th Field Artillery Battalion,
79th Division, [Army] Europe WWII

This plaque is dedicated to the above individuals who were in direct combat
with the enemy during World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

They too, spoke for your freedom and paid with their blood.

November 2003

 
Erected 2003 by Southwest Missouri Chapter 821, The Military Order of The Purple Heart.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart marker series.
 
Location. 37° 8.425′ N, 94° 28.045′ W. Marker is in Webb City, Missouri, in Jasper County. Marker is on Ball Avenue near MacArthur Boulevard (U.S. 71), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 5th Street, Webb City MO 64870, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Number 1 Gun (a few steps from this marker); Webb City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southwest Missouri Electric Railway Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Kneeling Miner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prosperity Junction Station and Street Car #60 (approx. mile away); Webb City Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial of Timeless Honor (approx. 1.1 miles away); Joplin (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Webb City.
 
Also see . . .  Military Order of the Purple Heart. (Submitted on October 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,233 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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