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Wed Aug 3, 2016, 06:11 AM

The purple heart was a copy

and Don the Con was told that before he got up on stage and said it was original.

https://twitter.com/KatyTurNBC/status/760497653109125120

Raving lunatic does not quite capture this pathological LIAR

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Reply The purple heart was a copy (Original post)
malaise Aug 2016 OP
anoNY42 Aug 2016 #1
malaise Aug 2016 #2
anoNY42 Aug 2016 #3
pinboy3niner Aug 2016 #4
malaise Aug 2016 #6
NurseJackie Aug 2016 #8
JohnnyLib2 Aug 2016 #9
PJMcK Aug 2016 #12
Historic NY Aug 2016 #5
malaise Aug 2016 #7
pinboy3niner Aug 2016 #10
N_E_1 for Tennis Aug 2016 #11
malaise Aug 2016 #13
pinboy3niner Aug 2016 #14

Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 06:28 AM

1. I'm not sure what that means

 

I don't have a purple heart, but I have other medals. I was awarded one copy of each medal at a ceremony, and then I could purchase extra copies if I had more than one uniform or one was damaged.

I'm pretty sure you can just buy a purple heart online if you need one, so it really makes no sense to call it a "copy" as if it is not a real medal.

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Response to anoNY42 (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 06:30 AM

2. Apparently he was told that it was not the original

but you know way more on this subject than I do.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 06:49 AM

3. Ah, I see

 

I wouldn't give away the medal I actually got handed to me either, I guess. Although it really isn't any different from the ones you can buy in the store on base.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 06:53 AM

4. anoNY42 is correct

DoD and service branches will provide new medals to vets as necessary and they are also sold in base stores and on civilian markets. Except for the Medal of Honor--that is the one medal which, by law, may not be sold.

If the guy said it's a "copy" that doesn't mean it's not a real Purple Heart. It just means it's not the one he was originally issued.

(From a Purple Heart recipient, yours truly .)

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 07:24 AM

6. Thanks pinboy3niner

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 08:08 AM

8. Xoxo

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 08:11 AM

9. Thanks for the duty behind the medal!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 08:22 AM

12. Thank you for your service and sacrifice, pinboy (n/t)

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 07:02 AM

5. The original PH would have had his name engraved on it....

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 07:25 AM

7. Thanks Historic NY

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 08:15 AM

10. Not necessarily

Some do and some don't. Mine doesn't have my name on it. Though if I request a replacement I can request that it be engraved.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 08:21 AM

11. Copy or not a copy, that's not the point...

Trump should have thanked the Vet for his service and sacrifice and re-pinned him.

eom

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 08:24 AM

13. +1,000

but he always wanted one and this was so much easier - how sick is that?

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 08:35 AM

14. +2,000. He never should have accepted it or made a joke about it.

Especially with his Vietnam draft history.

This Purple Heart recipient was flabbergasted!

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