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Huntington in Huntington County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Order of the Purple Heart

Purple Heart Memorial

 
 
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By TeamOHE, July 18, 2020
1. Purple Heart Memorial
Inscription.  
Established by George Washington and first designated as The Badge of Military Merit, the Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to any member of the Armed Forces who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity, after 4-5-1917, has been wounded or killed.

The Purple Heart differs from all other decorations awarded to Armed Forces personnel, in that an individual is not recommended for the Purple Heart decoration, but rather he or she is entitled to it upon meeting the specific criteria.

Purple Heart Monument
Dedicated November 2015
This monument was designed by Huntington resident USMC SGT. Robert Holzinger, Jr. WIA/11-11-06.
 
Erected by Huntington County Veterans' Council.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart series lists.
 
Location. 40° 
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By TeamOHE, July 18, 2020
2. Purple Heart Memorial
52.7′ N, 85° 30.383′ W. Marker is in Huntington, Indiana, in Huntington County. Memorial is on West Park Drive 0.1 miles west of Dimond Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1125 W Park Dr, Huntington IN 46750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (a few steps from this marker); Huntington World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Huntington World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Huntington Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial (a few steps from this marker); WWII Sherman Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); Huntington Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Huntington Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
 
Purple Heart Memorial image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 18, 2020
3. Purple Heart Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 27 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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