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FREE: FREE PURPLE HEART WITH RIBBON FOREVER STAMPS ~~ NEW & UNUSED

FREE PURPLE HEART WITH RIBBON FOREVER STAMPS ~~ NEW & UNUSED
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Description
The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the president of the United States to members of the U.S. military who have been wounded or killed in action.

On May 5, 2011, in San Diego, California, the Postal Service™ issued a Purple Heart with Ribbon (Forever®) definitive stamp, in one design in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA). With the issuance of this “Purple Heart with Ribbon” stamp, the U.S. Postal Service® again honors the sacrifices of the men & women who serve in the U.S. military.

The new stamp, designed by Jennifer Arnold, Washington, DC, features a photograph taken by Ira Wexler, of the Purple Heart medal awarded during World War II to 1st Lieutenant Arthur J. Rubin (1917-1978). In 2003, the Postal Service issued its first Purple Heart stamp. It featured a photograph, also taken by Wexler, of a Purple Heart awarded to Lt. Colonel James Loftus Fowler (USMC) in 1968 following an action on the border between North and South Vietnam.

On August 7, 1782, during the Revolutionary War, General George Washington issued an order that established a badge of distinction for meritorious action. The badge, which consisted of a heart made of purple cloth, is known to have been awarded to three sergeants from Connecticut regiments. Known as the Badge of Military Merit, the award was distinctive because it was available to the lower ranks at a time when only officers were eligible for decoration in European armies. "The road to glory in a patriot army," Washington wrote, "is thus open to all."

Although not continued after the Revolutionary War, the decoration was reinstated by the U.S. War Department (now the Department of Defense) on February 22, 1932, the 200th anniversary of Washington's birth. The redesigned decoration consists of a purple heart of metal bordered by gold, suspended from a purple and white ribbon. In the center of the medal is a profile bust of George Washington beneath his family coat of arms.
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What condition is this in? Does it have a camera? Thanks?
Aug 26th, 2014 at 6:58:38 PM CDT by feliciam08
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In good shape comes with charger
Aug 26th, 2014 at 7:21:26 PM CDT by joshsixx940
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Please add picture with ipod turned on. F&W
Aug 28th, 2014 at 9:50:08 AM CDT by fireinsky
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Photo uploaded
Aug 28th, 2014 at 9:54:42 AM CDT by joshsixx940
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thank you...I appreciate it :)
Aug 28th, 2014 at 10:16:28 AM CDT by fireinsky
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How do you set up gin
Aug 28th, 2014 at 10:22:50 AM CDT by joshsixx940
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you can't set up GIN...you are new user...you have to auction off so many items before you can do GIN
Aug 28th, 2014 at 11:38:01 AM CDT by fireinsky
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Thanks
Aug 28th, 2014 at 11:39:06 AM CDT by joshsixx940
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Fanned and watching. I have two of these and they are great! i like them better then the touch screen ipods~!
Aug 31st, 2014 at 11:10:12 AM CDT by UnusuallyK8

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