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John Wesley Powell served in the Army during the Civil War, and later went on to lead expeditions of the Grand Canyon and become the second director of the USGS
After a traumatic accident during Sgt. Kirstie Ennis’ deployment to Afghanistan left her with a prosthetic leg, she set out to inspire the world through her endeavors.
Richard “Dick” Winters served in the Army during World War II where he received several medals and inspired the hit HBO series Band of Brothers.
Army Air Service Captain and legendary fighter pilot Eddie Rickenbacker served with distinction in both World Wars.
The remarkable life of Capt. Rosemary Mariner, and her journey of paving the way for women by changing the face of the U.S. military forever.
Joe Louis was a champion in and out of the ring. Louis uplifted fellow African Americans, served his country valiantly and in the process, gained the admiration and respect of the American public.
Sargent Alvin York received the Medal of Honor for incredible acts of heroism during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of World War I in 1918.
Purple Hearts Reunited has returned medals to their recipients’ families or to homes of honor from Nov. 1 through Nov. 3 across the state of Pennsylvania.
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Last updated November 28, 2022
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