"The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action. It is a combat decoration." Est. February 22, 1932
This service ribbon is sold as a Type II (with double pin-back and wing-back clutches). For your convenience, the type II attachment can be easily removed in order to slide onto your ribbon rack.
This item has been manufactured in accordance with applicable government specifications under SMP's certification No. U24.