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Subject: [ROOTS-L] Purple Heart Recipients List
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 00:13:15 EST
X-Message #3 states:
This is only a site of names submitted by Internet users, not a complete
list by a long shot. I don't think there is such a database.
I agree. None of those wounded or killed known to me or on that list.
The Purple Heart was created about 1930 for dead and wounded of all military
branches. It was give to all W.W.I veterans wounded or killed retroactively.
Consider over 500,000 US military personnel casualties in W.W.II. Add W.W.I
and Korean and Vietnam the list could be 700,000.
Interesting list however and could be useful as names are submitted over the