Purple Heart Medal
Purple Heart Medal.
Criteria: Awarded to any member of the U.S. Armed Forces killed or wounded in an armed conflict.
The Purple Heart was made retro-active to include those wounded in World War I. The first recipient of the Purple Heart was General Douglas MacArthur.
The precedence of the Purple Heart was changed by Congress in 1985 from a place just above Good Conduct awards to a position right below the Bronze Star.