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Ogallala in Keith County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Purple Heart

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 12, 2011
1. Purple Heart Marker
Inscription. The Purple Heart medal was originated by General George Washington on August 7, 1782 for distinguished valor and 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.

Nebraska Chapters.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart marker series.
 
Location. 41° 6.424′ N, 101° 45.408′ W. Marker is in Ogallala, Nebraska, in Keith County. Marker is on Interstate 80, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located at the Ogallala Rest Stop on Interstate 80. The rest stop is on the south side of the highway while heading east. Marker is in this post office area: Ogallala NE 69153, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chain – O – Lakes (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel David “Lep” Sanders (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Lincoln Highway

Purple Heart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 12, 2011
2. Purple Heart Marker
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Interstate 80 (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Union Pacific (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Mormon Trail (approx. 2.3 miles away); California Hill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Highways 26 and 92 (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ogallala.
 
Also see . . .  Purple Heart - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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