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This is a list of famous Purple Heart recipients since the inception of the honor awarded to wounded or killed US soldiers. Photos are included for almost every well-known Purple Heart recipient. Recipients of the Purple Heart in every year are listed here alphabetically for the sake of navigability and convenience.

This list of Purple Heart honorees contains military heroes  like Andrew Goodpaster and Richard J. Buck, covering Purple Heart Medal soldiers from a variety of conflicts, covering Purple Heart recipients in WW2 as well as Korean War Vietnam recipients. Vietnam and many more wars also saw injured or deceased soldiers earning the military honor.

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Albert P. Clark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Albert P. Clark Commendation Medal, Air Medal, Purple Heart

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Andrew Goodpaster is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Andrew Goodpaster Distinguished Service Cross, National Order of Vietnam, Distinguished Service Medal

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Bill Graham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Bill Graham Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart

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Billy Waugh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Billy Waugh Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal

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Bud Day is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Bud Day Defense Meritorious Service Medal, National Order of Vietnam, Prisoner of War Medal

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Charles Bronson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Charles Bronson Purple Heart, Golden Globe Henrietta Award for World Film Favorites

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Charles L. Thomas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Charles L. Thomas Medal of Honor, Purple Heart

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Chesty Puller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Chesty Puller Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal

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Chuck Yeager is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Chuck Yeager Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Clifford Chester Sims is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Clifford Chester Sims Medal of Honor, Purple Heart

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Cornelius H. Charlton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Cornelius H. Charlton Medal of Honor, Purple Heart

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Daniel Inouye is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Daniel Inouye Bronze Star Medal, Medal of Honor, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

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David H. Hackworth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
David H. Hackworth Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal

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Donald Russell Long is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Donald Russell Long Medal of Honor, Purple Heart

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Douglas MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Douglas MacArthur Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross

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Earl E. Anderson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Earl E. Anderson National Order of Vietnam, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal

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Edward A. Carter, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Edward A. Carter, Jr. Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Medal of Honor

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Edwin H. Simmons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Edwin H. Simmons Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Legion of Merit

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Elliot Richardson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Elliot Richardson Presidential Medal of Freedom, Purple Heart, Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service

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Eugene Ashley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Eugene Ashley, Jr. Medal of Honor, Purple Heart

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Garfield M. Langhorn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Garfield M. Langhorn Medal of Honor, Purple Heart

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Gary Gordon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Gary Gordon Achievement Medal, Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal

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George Patton IV is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
George Patton IV Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal

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George S. Patton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
George S. Patton Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal

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George Scratchley Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
George Scratchley Brown Distinguished Service Cross, National Order of Vietnam, Commendation Medal

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George Watson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
George Watson Distinguished Service Cross, Medal of Honor, Purple Heart

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Greg Amira is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Greg Amira Bronze Star Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Purple Heart

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J. R. Salzman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
J. R. Salzman Iraq Campaign Medal, Purple Heart, Best Outdoor Sportsman ESPY Award

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James Anderson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
James Anderson, Jr. Medal of Honor, Purple Heart

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James N. Rowe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
James N. Rowe American Patriot Award, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal

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James Stockdale is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
James Stockdale Prisoner of War Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal

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Jason Dunham is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Jason Dunham Combat Action Ribbon, Medal of Honor, Purple Heart

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Jedh Colby Barker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Jedh Colby Barker Medal of Honor, Purple Heart

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Jerrell Hudman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Jerrell Hudman Purple Heart

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John A. Wickham, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
John A. Wickham, Jr. National Order of Vietnam, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal

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John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
John F. Kennedy Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Jane Addams Children's Book Award, American Campaign Medal

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John H. Pruitt is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
John H. Pruitt Medal of Honor - Navy, Croix de guerre, Purple Heart

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John J. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
John J. Kelly Medal of Honor, Croix de guerre, Purple Heart

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John K. Singlaub is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
John K. Singlaub National Order of Vietnam, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal

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John Kerry is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
John Kerry Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Silver Star

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John McCain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
John McCain Combat Action Ribbon, National Order of Vietnam, Prisoner of War Medal

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John P. Bobo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
John P. Bobo Combat Action Ribbon, National Order of Vietnam, Medal of Honor

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John R. Deane, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
John R. Deane, Jr. Distinguished Service Cross, National Order of Vietnam, Distinguished Service Medal

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John R. Fox is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
John R. Fox Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Medal of Honor

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John William Finn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
John William Finn Medal of Honor, Purple Heart

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Jon R. Cavaiani is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Jon R. Cavaiani National Order of Vietnam, Bronze Star Medal, Medal of Honor

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Joseph Kittinger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Joseph Kittinger Vietnam Campaign Medal, United States Aviator Badge, Distinguished Flying Cross

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Lawrence Joel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Lawrence Joel Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, Silver Star

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Leslie Allen Bellrichard is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Leslie Allen Bellrichard Medal of Honor, Purple Heart

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Lewis William Walt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list All Famous Purple Heart Recipients
Lewis William Walt National Order of Vietnam, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart