|Creator:||Military Order of the Purple Heart.|
|Title:||Purple Heart recipients' interviews|
|Quantity:||0.8 Linear feet (2 document boxes)|
"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. http://www.thepurpleheart.com/history/ (Retrieved October 1, 2009)
The collection consists of seventeen video tapes of interviews of North East Georgia Chapter 513 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart members relating their war experiences and how they received their purple heart[s]. The conflicts in which they participated included World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf war. Among the seventeen interviewed were Richard J. Olsen, Hugh A. Brown, Leo S. Jensen, and W.C. Moncus.
Purple Heart recipients' interviews. MS 2999. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.