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Sgt. Dorsey: The wallet that saved my life!

On Aug. 14, 1937, Mrs. Elizabeth Dorsey gave her youngest son, Raymond, a leather wallet as a present on his 16th birthday; she never knew that wallet would save her son’s life in WWII. Raymond Dorsey joined the 22nd Infantry... Continue Reading →

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THE HONOR OF A WARRIOR

EDWARD A. CARTER JR. (1916–1963) As Black History Month comes to an end, the Purple Heart Foundation honors the exemplary heroism, unmatched determination and commendable bravery of a young African American soldier. His actions were profound for a soldier of... Continue Reading →

“Never Give Up, Never Surrender” – By JP Lane

My name is Justin Lane, aka JP Lane. Many people have their own reasoning for joining the military, mine is probably similar to most my age, in 2001, watching the twin towers fall. I was reminded of that feeling when... Continue Reading →

Vietnam Veteran to High School History

We all wonder where life will take us, he never wondered, he knew. John Harrison, a sophomore student at North Carolina University, wanted to fly helicopters but the only way he was able to, was by joining the Army. Not... Continue Reading →

The Final Goodbye

A teary-eyed, George W. Bush, said his final goodbye to his father, George H.W. Bush Sr. and former 41st President of the United States, while giving his eulogy at the National Cathedral last Wednesday, December 5th.  The former President passed... Continue Reading →

The Real Story of Veteran’s Day

...The 11th hour... ...On the 11th day... ...Of the 11th month... Hostility ceased in this moment back in 1918 marking the end of World War I. Armistice Day was then celebrated on the 11th day of November to commemorate the... Continue Reading →

Walking Across America For Purple Hearts!

On March 1st, 2018 two friends, Matt Andersen & Trevor Stephens, began their journey, a “Walk Across America,” that would take a little over 6 months and raise awareness and money for a charity of their choosing. We only learned... Continue Reading →

Staying Grounded as a Fighter Pilot’s Wife

When we think about our military and the men and women who bravely serve our country, we often fail to recognize the lasting effect their service has on those close to them. As someone steps into their uniform, it is... Continue Reading →

PTSD Awareness Day

Today the Purple Heart Foundation posts this article in an effort to spread awareness of PTSD Awareness Day and the serious causes, symptoms, treatments associated with PTSD.

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