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    An interesting story I've heard throuhout my military career is that towards the end of WWII they produced a large quantity of Purple Heart Medals in anticipation of the large number of casualties they expected in the land invasion of Japan. The Atomic Bombs made that invasion unnecessary; supposably they didn't use up the supply until sometime during the Vietnam War. Be interesting to know if this is true!

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    Quote by sargetom View Post
    An interesting story I've heard throuhout my military career is that towards the end of WWII they produced a large quantity of Purple Heart Medals in anticipation of the large number of casualties they expected in the land invasion of Japan. The Atomic Bombs made that invasion unnecessary; supposably they didn't use up the supply until sometime during the Vietnam War. Be interesting to know if this is true!
    Cheers Mate Greenhorn elaborated on this Purple Heart WW2 cased
    Regards
    René

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    Quote by sargetom View Post
    An interesting story I've heard throuhout my military career is that towards the end of WWII they produced a large quantity of Purple Heart Medals in anticipation of the large number of casualties they expected in the land invasion of Japan. The Atomic Bombs made that invasion unnecessary; supposably they didn't use up the supply until sometime during the Vietnam War. Be interesting to know if this is true!
    This is indeed true - the supply of WWII era medals were awarded during
    the Korean War and into the Vietnam War.........

    There are also websites which describe the different type styles or fonts
    used in the naming of PH medals which changed somewhat through
    the eras. Some medals were also privately engraved, so it is very
    important to study and learn these varied styles of lettering
    and the time frame in which they were used.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    New pic re post and a, what I believe is a current issue? box set I found a a flea market today
    There is a give and take on the quality of the WW2 and current versions.
    Regards
    René

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