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Badge of Military Merit

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Badge Of Military Merit

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Almanac: Purple Heart

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Sarah Palin: From Badge of Military Merit to Purple Heart (In Spanish)

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BFME 3A - Purple Heart/Badge of Military Merit

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The 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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