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Milford in Seward County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Purple Heart Trail

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By Don Morfe, September 11, 2007
1. Purple Heart Trail Marker
Inscription. The Purple Heart medal was originated by General George Washington on August 7, 1782 for distinguished valor and is now awarded only to members of the armed forces of the United States who have been wounded in combat against an armed enemy.

Recipients of this unique award have been specifically honored by the U.S. Congress as a chartered fraternal organization known as the Military Order of the Purple Heart and have active members in chapters throughout the United States and the world.
 
Erected by Nebraska Chapters.
 
Location. 40° 49.277′ N, 97° 3.648′ W. Marker is in Milford, Nebraska, in Seward County. Marker is on I-80 Rest Stop. Click for map. The rest stop is west of I-80 exit 382. Marker is in this post office area: Milford NE 68405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Big Blue River (a few steps from this marker); Tall Grass Prairie (a few steps from this marker); Historic Milford (approx. 3.4 miles away); Plum Creek Prairie Historic Site (approx. 5.8 miles away); Seward, 4th of July City (approx. 6.3 miles

Purple Heart Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 11, 2007
2. Purple Heart Trail Marker
away); PFC Charley Havlat (approx. 12.5 miles away); Gates College (approx. 14.9 miles away); Doane College (approx. 14.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Milford.
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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