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

Purple Heart Trail

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Purple Heart Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 40° 49.277′ N, 97° 3.648′ W. Marker is in Milford, Nebraska, in Seward County. Memorial is on I-80 Rest Stop. The rest stop is west of I-80 exit 382. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milford NE 68405, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 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); Standing Bear and the Ponca Tribe (within shouting distance of this

Purple Heart Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 11, 2007
2. Purple Heart Trail Marker
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marker); Historic Milford (approx. 3.4 miles away); Big Blue River, Seward (approx. 5.8 miles away); Plum Creek Prairie Historic Site (approx. 5.8 miles away); Seward, 4th of July City (approx. 6.3 miles away); PFC Charley Havlat (approx. 12½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 27, 2022