More POWs To Get Purple Hearts




 
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More POWs To Get Purple Hearts
 
October 8th, 2008  
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Topic: More POWs To Get Purple Hearts


More POWs To Get Purple Hearts
Boston Globe
October 7, 2008

An estimated 17,000 deceased US prisoners of war could be awarded Purple Hearts under a new Pentagon policy unveiled yesterday. Purple Hearts are awarded to soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines wounded by enemy action. The awards had been denied to POWs who died in captivity if it could not be proven they had been wounded or killed by the enemy. The Defense Department's revised policy presumes such deaths were the result of enemy action unless compelling evidence is presented to the contrary. (AP)
 


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