173d Airborne Bde Purple Heart Awardees


64 Recipients OEF VI

232 Recipients OEF VIII

1st Awarded to - Andrew Soule 2/503rd OEF VI


90 Recipients OIF I

1st Award to - SPC Christopher Taffoya B-2/503rd  OIF

1st Female Awardee - SPC Evelyn Pereira-Vag  OIF


10,076 Recipents  RVN

1st Awarded to - Terry McElfish 1965  RVN

The Purple Heart is awarded to any member of an Armed Force or any civilian national of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the U.S. Armed Services after 5 April 1917, has been wounded or killed

(1) In any action against an enemy of the United States.

(2) In any action with an opposing armed force of a foreign country in which the Armed Forces of the United States are or have been engaged.

(3) While serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party.

(4) As a result of an act of any such enemy of opposing armed forces.

(5) As the result of an act of any hostile foreign force

(6) After 28 March 1973, as a result of an international terrorist attack against the United States or a foreign nation friendly to the United States, recognized as such an attack by the Secretary of the Army, or jointly by the Secretaries of the separate armed services concerned if persons from more than one service are wounded in the attack.

(7) After 28 March 1973, as a result of military operations while serving outside the territory of the United States as part of a peacekeeping force.