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Vet Only Raises $60K to Send Donald Trump to War. Sad!

GVH Live | Posted 08.13.2016 | Politics
GVH Live

By, Siraj Hashmi Cameron Kerr, a medically retired Army Lieutenant living in Alexandria, Virginia, decided he had had enough of the Republican nomine...

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Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.08.2016 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Vet Raises Money To Help Donald Trump Earn His Own Purple Heart

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump was thrilled last week when a veteran at a Virginia rally gave him his Purple Heart. “I’ve always wanted to get a Purp...

Trumps Leaves All Vets Behind

Hal Donahue | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Just as candidate Trump arose from the slime of racism, misogyny and ignorance that has festered in the Republican Party for so very long, so too did his words and views towards military veterans.

The Purple Heart Is Not A Trading Card, Mr. Trump

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

During its 224-year existence, it has seen changes in name, purpose and award eligibility criteria reflecting the changing nature of warfare, but also the changing character of the nation that sends its men and women into harm's way.

Khan Blasts Trump Over Purple Heart: 'You Dodged The Draft!'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics

Khizr Khan on Trump & Purple Heart: You should've "pinned that back to that veteran's chest" https://t.co/UYpqI3w42L https://t.co/aSn9wmBiSx— CNN (@...

Purple Heart Recipient To Donald Trump: No One Should Ever 'Want' To Get The Medal

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics

A Democratic congressional candidate who fought in the Iraq War and was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries sustained there slammed Donald Trump on Tu...

Ways The Color Purple Helps

Linda Lauren | Posted 06.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Lauren

In our modern times, the color purple seems to have become quite popular. People use the color for sports, causes they support, and spiritual message...

Defending the Land: Young Veterans Take Up Sustainable Farming

Jim Luce | Posted 01.07.2016 | Impact
Jim Luce

Michael wanted to make a plan, wanted to know what he'd be doing for the winter. He started thinking about those farmer-training programs he'd read about, and decided to apply.

These Reserved Parking Signs Are A Well-Deserved Salute To Wounded Vets

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 11.05.2015 | Good News

This nonprofit is working to give veterans and their vehicles a secure spot wherever they go. Wounded Warriors Family Support, an Omaha, Nebraska-base...

Family Reunited With Relative's Lost Purple Heart After Nearly 50 Years

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.10.2015 | Good News

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The family of Wiljo Matalamaki clung to his Purple Heart, a tribute to a young man sent to World War II who never returned, w...

Why Are We Denying Purple Hearts to Veterans With PTSD?

Gene Beresin | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Gene Beresin

With our increased knowledge of trauma and its impact on our veterans' brains, minds and emotions, how can we sit on the sidelines and not at least honor their sacrifice?

This Heroic Young Woman Has Two Purple Hearts. Watch How GLAM4GOOD Salutes Her Courage.

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

I talked to Amanda and her mother and asked them what they felt they needed and would really appreciate on our special day together. Most important to Amanda was that she and her mother could be pampered at the same time.

U.S. Army Clears Way For Purple Hearts For Military Personnel Injured In Ft. Hood Shootings

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Army will make military personnel injured in the 2009 shooting attack at the F...

Vietnam Veteran Finally Receives Purple Heart 47 Years After Returning From War

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.11.2014 | Good News

Almost a half century late, this veteran is finally getting the recognition he deserves. Sam Farris of Hurt, Virginia, a Vietnam veteran, was 19 ye...

War Was the Best Thing to Happen to Me

Larry Crandell | Posted 05.28.2014 | Fifty
Larry Crandell

For me, going to war meant a quantum leap in the quality of my life. Otherwise, I might never have left a factory job in Newark, New Jersey. When, in 1943, I entered a training program for the Army Air Corps, my life started on a new trajectory.

Veteran Honored 70 Years After Saying 'No Thanks' To Purple Heart

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

By Matthew Liptak SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 8 (Reuters) - An 89-year-old U.S. World War Two veteran who was wounded when his plane crashed...

It Took Him Nearly A Year, But This Vet Never Gave Up On Finding Owner Who Lost Purple Heart

Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact

Updated Nov. 13, 2013, 3PM EST For Matt Carlson, finding the rightful owner of a Purple Heart he found on sale at a flea market for $40 was about m...

Severely Wounded Army Ranger Brings Grown Men To Tears With Unexpected Salute From Hospital

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.17.2013 | Impact

This is what true honor looks like. Josh Hergis, an Army Ranger with the 3rd Ranger Battalion, was severely injured when a suicide bomber blew hers...

On Purple Heart's 231st Anniversary, We Honor 5 Inspiring Vets

Posted 08.08.2013 | Impact

Wednesday marks 231 years since the Purple Heart -- one of the highest military honors -- was established. President George Washington first instat...

Honoring Muslim American Veterans On Memorial Day

Craig Considine | Posted 07.26.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

Under George Washington, several Muslim Americans served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Bampett Muhammad, for example, fought for the "Virginia Line" between 1775 and 1783.

Do Drone Pilots and 'Cyber Warriors' Deserve Medals?

Yousef Abukhdair | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Yousef Abukhdair

Though military defense and national security has changed and evolved in the 21st century, they certainly have not altered the definitions of words like risk, sacrifice, heroism, and courage.

End Mental Health Stigma and Disparity by Awarding the Purple Heart for War Stress Injury

Mark C. Russell, Ph.D., ABPP | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Mark C. Russell, Ph.D., ABPP

Unresolved questions about the legitimacy of WSI and consequent mental health stigma and disparity, constitute the unspoken root causes for cyclical mental health crises due to ignoring lessons of war trauma.

Amanda Terkel

Medal Honoring Drone Pilots Faces Bipartisan Backlash

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new medal that would honor drone pilots and cyber warriors and outrank battlefield combat medals such as the Purple Heart and Bronze S...

The New Drone Medal and Why Troops Need Hagel

Jon Soltz | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Though the issue of drones is raging hot and heavy, I personally don't have an issue with the medal itself. What I do have an issue with is this: The new medal ranks above the Purple Heart. I cannot imagine that, had Hagel been secretary of defense, he would have approved.