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PURPLE HEART IRAQ WAR
The Purple Heart: Reflecting the Changing Nature of War and of U.S. Society
Dorian de Wind
Retired U.S. Air Force officer and writer
The Purple Heart, perhaps more than other military decorations, has reflected and continues to reflect the changing nature of warfare and, more importantly, the changing character of the nation that sends its men and women into harm's way.
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