Purple Hearts

EVENT/INCIDENT

COUNTRY

DATE(S)

TOTAL

NOTES

Vietnam Conflict

Southeast Asia

Jul 58-Apr 75

220,521

*

Terrorist Attack

Germany

Jun '76

1

 

DMZ Incident

Korea

Aug '76

2

 

Terrorist Attack

Germany

Sep '81

1

 

Assassination

France

Jan '82

1

 

UN Vehicle Land Mine

Lebanon

Sep '82

1

 

Terrorist Attack

Germany

Dec '82

1

 

Aircraft Shootdown

El Salvador

Feb '83

1

 

Embassy Bombing

Lebanon

Apr '83

6

 

Airport Bombing

Lebanon

Oct '83

4

 

Operation URGENT FURY

Grenada

Oct 83-Nov 83

233

*

Aircraft Shootdown

Honduras

Jan '84

1

 

Terrorist Attack

Greece

Apr '84

1

 

Terrorist Attack

Namibia

Apr '84

1

 

Terrorist Attack

Lebanon

Sep '84

2

 

DMZ Incident

Korea

Nov '84

1

 

Terrorist Attack

Belgium

Jan '85

1

 

Terrorist Attack

Greece

Feb '85

2

 

Soviet Guard Shooting

Germany

Mar '85

1

 

Terrorist Attack (Beating)

Lebanon

Jun '85

1

 

Terrorist Attack

Germany

Aug '85

1

 

Post Exchange (PX) Bombing - Frankfurt

Germany

Nov '85

10

 

Disco Bombing - Berlin

Germany

Apr '86

53

 

Insurgent Attack

El Salvador

Mar '87

1

 

MFO Vehicle Land Mine

Sinai, Egypt

May '88

4

 

Terrorist Attack

Honduras

Jul '88

6

 

Aircraft Bombing (Pan Am Flight 103)

Scotland

Dec '88

12

 

Insurgent Attack

El Salvador

Nov '89

1

 

Operation JUST CAUSE

Panama

Dec 89-Jan 90

229

*

Aircraft Shootdown

El Salvador

Jan '91

3

 

Operation DESERT STORM

Southwest Asia

Jan 91-Apr 91

504

 

Terrorist Attack

Panama

Jun '92

2

 

Peacekeeper Incident (Wounding)

West Sahara

Jun '92

1

 

Peacekeeper Incident (Wounding)

Kuwait

Oct '92

1

 

Operation RESTORE HOPE

Somalia

Dec 92-Mar 95

188

*

Blackhawk Shootdown

Iraq

Apr '94

14

 

Operation UPHOLD DEMOCRACY

Haiti

Sep 94-Mar 95

3

 

DMZ Incident

Korea

Dec '94

2

 

Office Building Bombing - Riyadh

Saudi Arabia

Nov '95

60

+

Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR/GUARD

former Yugoslavia

Dec 95-TBA

16

 

Khobar Towers Bombing - Dhahran

Saudi Arabia

Jun '96

5

+

Kosovo Kosovo Sep 1999

16

 
##USS Cole   Oct 2000

17 & 39 ->56

 
Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Sep 2002-

516

 
Iraq***

Iraq

March 2003-

8,581

 

TOTALS

       

*** September 2004

* Event/Incident in Italics Indicates Wartime Awards Authority for Purple Heart.

+ Includes Purple Hearts Awarded to DOD/DA Civilians by HQDA.

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