"He was brave in the war, I'm sure, for he won a Purple Heart."
Purple Heart in case
Public DomainPurple Heart in case - Credit: United States Marine Corps

 Let it be known that he who wears the military order of the purple heart has given of his blood in the defense of his homeland and shall forever be revered by his fellow countrymen.

      -  George Washington

 

The Purple Heart is a United States military medal awarded to any member of the armed forces wounded in action.