US Army Purple Heart – Named, KIA Korea . YMU4797


United States Army Purple Heart Medal in case. Slot broach pin system. Medal is in U.S. “coffin” style case. Named of back to: Donald A. Pina. Comes with Initial research information from previous collector. Worn condition.


Additional Notes: The Purple Heart medal is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving with one of the U.S. Armed Services after April of 1917, has been wounded or killed. With its forerunner, the Badge of Military Merit, which took the form of a heart made of purple cloth, the Purple Heart is the oldest military award still given to U.S. military members.

For American medal cases, the U.S. “coffin” style cases were ww2 produced. However, the “coffin” style cases/boxes were used right up to and through the Vietnam conflict as supplies of the medal boxes were used up (so you can find WW2, Korea, and Vietnam era medals in this style of case). Next, clear plastic cases/boxes were used in the 1950’s and 60’s (typically you see Vietnam era medals in these cases). The clear plastic cases were followed up by the dark blue vinyl-type grained textured cases/boxes with the metal rims which were utilized in the 1970’s follow up by dark blue vinyl-type smooth covered cases with metal rims. After that, there were blue vinyl-type smooth covered cases without metal rims. Finally small hard shell plastic blue cases were introduced.


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Weight 17 oz
Dimensions 7 × 5 × 2 in

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