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Badge of Military Merit


Badge Of Military Merit


BFME 3A - Purple Heart/Badge of Military Merit


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Describing the Parts of the First Class Badge


Almanac: Purple Heart

The Badge of Military Merit is considered the first military award of the United States Armed Forces. Although the Fidelity Medallion is older, after being issued to three soldiers for a specific event in 1780 it was never awarded again, so the Badge of Military Merit is often considered the oldest. The Purple Heart is the official successor decoration of the Badge of Military Merit.
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