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Issued by:
United States Department of War, American, 1789 - 1947  Search this
Received by:
John Earl Warren Jr., American, 1946 - 1969  Search this
Signed by:
Stanley R. Resor, American, 1917 - 2012  Search this
Kenneth G. Wickham, America, 1913 - 2004  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 10 × 12 in. (25.4 × 30.5 cm)
Place made:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
March 17 1969
The Purple Heart citation issued for First Lieutenant John E. Warren, Jr. The citation is on white paper with black printed type. The top has a color image of the Purple Heart with its' purple and white ribbon. In large block print below the image, the text reads [THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA]. In smaller type, the text continues, [TO ALL WHO SHALL SEE THESE PRESENTS, GREETING: / THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT / THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / HAS AWARDED THE]. Below, in larger type again, [THE PURPLE HEART / ESTABLISHED BY GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON / AT NEWBURGH, NEW YORK, AUGUST 7, 1782 / TO]. In the center lists Warren's name, the reason he was awarded the medal, and the date. Underneath, in larger print, [FOR WOUNDS RECEIVED / IN ACTION]. On the bottom of the citation are the signatures of [Kenneth G. Wickham / MAJOR GENERAL, USA / THE ADJUTANT GENERAL] on the left, and [Stanley R. Resor / SECRETARY OF THE ARMY] on the right. In the center is the seal of the Department the Army Seal. In the center is the seal of the Department the Army in gold. The stamp reads, in a circle around the central emblem, [UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / WAR OFFICE. In the center, the banner above the flags and swords state, [THIS WILL DEFEND], and below, [MDCCLCCVIII]. Underneath in smaller type is a maker’s mark, [BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING, LITHG.] An image of a star is in all four corners of the citation. The back of the document is blank.
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Vietnam War, 1961-1975  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Gloria Warren-Baskin, sister of Lt. John E. Warren, Jr.
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture