Military Order of the Purple Heart

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"The Purple Heart, per regulation is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the U.S. Armed Services after April 5, 1917 has been wounded, killed, or has died after being wounded." -- "History." National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. (Retrieved October 1, 2009)

Richard J. Olsen, Commander of the Order (of the Purple Heart), Hugh A. Brown, and Leo S. Jensen were residents of Athens, Georgia. William C. Moncus was a resident of Danielsville, Georgia. All were recipients of the Purple Heart.

Leo Stanley Jensen was a professor of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia. He also wrote a book entitled, Dear folks: personal letters and memoirs of an American foot soldier in the Second World War.

From the description of Purple Heart recipients' interviews, circa 1999. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 459793571

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creatorOf Military Order of the Purple Heart. Purple Heart recipients' interviews, circa 1999. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn John Clement Fitzpatrick Papers, 1927-1941 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Milwaukee Vets for Vietnam Day (Wis.). Parade and rally photographs [picture] 1966. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
referencedIn Auby, John A. Jr. Photographs [picture] and postcards, 1942-1983, (bulk 1942-1945). Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
referencedIn Fitzpatrick, John Clement, 1876-1940. Papers of John Clement Fitzpatrick, 1927-1941. Library of Congress
referencedIn Milton Caniff Collection, 1805-2007, 1910-1988 The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
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associatedWith Auby, John A. Jr. person
associatedWith Brown, Hugh A. person
associatedWith Fitzpatrick, John Clement, 1876-1940. person
associatedWith Jensen, Leo Stanley, 1925- person
associatedWith Milton Caniff person
associatedWith Milwaukee Vets for Vietnam Day (Wis.) corporateBody
associatedWith Moncus, William C. person
associatedWith Olsen, Richard J., Purple Heart recipient person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Purple Heart
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
Persian Gulf War, 1991--Personal narratives, American
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal narratives, American
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American

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