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Bella Vista in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Purple Heart

 
 
Purple Heart Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
1. Purple Heart Marker
Inscription.

In 1782 General George Washington created a new military badge for Enlisted Men and Non-Commissioned Officers called the Badge of Military Merit. This was the forerunner of the Purple Heart that we know today. The award fell into disuse until General [Douglas] MacArthur changed the award criteria. "A wound which necessitates treatment by a medical officer, and which is received in action with an enemy, may, in the judgement of the commander authorized to make the award, be construed as resulting from a singularly meritorious act of essential service."
 
Erected 2012 by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas and Many Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart marker series.
 
Location. 36° 26.005′ N, 94° 13.793′ W. Marker is in Bella Vista, Arkansas, in Benton County. Touch for map. Marker is at the Veterans Wall of Honor. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Veterans Way, Bella Vista AR 72714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Silver Star Medal (here, next to this marker); Bronze Star Medal (here, next to this marker); Distinguished Flying Cross

Valor Medals at the Veterans Wall of Honor image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
2. Valor Medals at the Veterans Wall of Honor
(here, next to this marker); Legion of Merit (here, next to this marker); Air Force Cross – Navy Cross – Distinguished Service Cross (here, next to this marker); Medal of Honor (here, next to this marker); United States Commanders in Chief (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named United States Commanders in Chief (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bella Vista.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Purple Heart. (Submitted on November 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of the Purple Heart. (Submitted on November 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Military Order of the Purple Heart. (Submitted on November 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR. (Submitted on November 22, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US RevolutionaryWar, VietnamWar, World II
 
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
3. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
4. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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