Do All Wounded Soldiers Get A Purple Heart?
Purple Heart is awarded to those soldiers of the United States who are wounded or killed while serving the country against enemies.
Therefore, we can’t directly say that all wounded soldiers get a Purple Heart because soldiers could be wounded anywhere. To get that, soldiers must have been wounded while serving the United States of America against enemies.
Here are a few conditions for getting a Purple Heart:
- If the soldier gets killed or wounded by any action of the enemy of the United States. That enemy could be a terrorist group or a country.
- While serving the United States friendly foreign forces and getting wounded or killed by the action of the friendly foreign forces’ opposition.
- If the soldiers get wounded or killed by foreign forces’ hostile actions.
In the name of the United States president, those soldiers get a Purple Heart award as a recognition of their bravery and courage.
Main Events For Which The United States Soldiers Received Purple Heart Award
- World War 1: 320,518
- World War 2: 1,076,245
- Korean War: 118,650
- Vietnam War: 351,794
- Gulf War: 607
- Afghanistan War: 12,534
- Iraq War: 35,411
- Operation Inherent Resolve: 76