Chief Machinist Trammell presents his own Purple Heart (which he earned when he suffered wounds from a German 88 millimeter shell near Geilenkirchen) to Rosa De Greief whose life he saved when he rescued her from her bomb wrecked home in which her mother and sister perished. England, Receiving Purple, Purple Hearts, Girls Generation, Belgian Girls, Girls Receiving
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Horace Seaver "Stump" Carswell, Jr. - Ft. Worth, TX, Texas A (July 18, 1916 – October 26, 1944) was a Medal of Honor recipient as a Major in the United States Army Air Corps who served in World War II. He is the namesake of Carswell Air Force Base near Fort Worth, Texas. He was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Air Medal, and the Purple Heart on December 20, 1944, and July 21, 1945. the Medal of Honor posthumously on February 4, 1946.
William George Harrell - Rio Grande City, TX, Texas A (June 16, 1922 – August 9, 1964) was a United States Marine who was awarded his nation's highest military honor – the Medal of Honor – for his heroic actions in the Battle of Iwo Jima. In addition to the Medal of Honor, Sgt Harrell was awarded the Purple Heart; Presidential Unit Citation; Good Conduct Medal; American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with one bronze star; and the World War II Victory Medal.
Not published in LIFE. Private Robert Scullion holds the Purple Heart he was awarded after being wounded by shellfire while in the hospital, Anzio. (Note shrapnel holes in tent wall.)
Audie Murphy was awarded 33 U.S. decorations and medals, five medals from France, and one from Belgium. He received every U.S. decoration for valor available to Army ground personnel at the time. He earned the Silver Star twice in three days, two Bronze Star Medals, three Purple Hearts, the Distinguished Service Cross, and the Medal of Honor.