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Halo

Up to date as of February 08, 2010

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The United States Purple Heart
Terrence Hood's military decorations include a Purple Heart (middle).
Sergeant Johnson (right) in a Dress Uniform wearing his purple heart.

The UNSC Purple Heart is one of the oldest and most honorable awards given in the history of human conflict. Originally conceived by Military Officers of the Earth country, the United States of America in the 1700s, the Purple Heart is still awarded in the UNSC over 800 years after its conception.

The UNSC Purple Heart is awarded to UNSC troops who have been injured or killed by enemy attack in combat situations with enemies of the UNSC. This may include combat with rebel factions such as the United Rebel Front or the Covenant. The Purple Heart has been awarded to huge numbers of UNSC troops, as a great many have been injured fighting the Covenant.

The Award was mentioned several times throughout Halo: The Fall of Reach and Halo: First Strike, but it was never actually seen until Halo 2. In fact, every Marine seen in a dress uniform throughout Cairo Station in the level Cairo Station wears only a Purple Heart medal, with the exception of Lord Hood, who also wears the Medal of Honor and the Navy and Marine Corps Medal.

Interestingly, the medal's appearance for the most part has not changed at all since its original appearance, conceived for the military of the United States of America in the year 1932. The only difference between the medal in-game compared to in modern day, is the medal lacks the white stripes on the edge of the ribbon. The medal even bears the same George Washington engravement as the original, paying homage to the man who first created a medal for troops wounded in battle for their country.

Notable Recipients

Sources

  1. Halo 2, level Cairo Station
  2. Halo: Combat Evolved, level The Pillar of Autumn
  3. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 94
  4. Halo 2, level The Armory
  5. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 95
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ST Expanded

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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Purple Heart
Purple Heart
Purple Heart
Type
Medal
Awarded for
"...having been wounded or killed while serving with the Armed Forces of the United Federation of Planets."
Status
Currently awarded
Award Order of Precedence
Next lowest Concurrent Next highest
Purple Heart
None
Christopher Pike Medal of Valor

The Purple Heart is a UFP military decoration awarded in the name of the President of the United Federation of Planets to those who have been wounded or killed while serving with the UFP military.

External links

Modified from Purple Heart article at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


This article uses material from the "Purple Heart" article on the ST Expanded wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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