Purple Heart Stories
Purple Heart Stories

Cecil W. Quarles' Story

Army, the Bronze Star for meritorius achievement in ground combat against the armed enemy during World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations. Good Conduct Medal. American Defense Service Medal. Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal. World War Two Victory Medal. American Campaign Medal. Honorable Service Medal.

Emmett W. Queen's Story

Purple heart, Combat Action Ribbon, PUC, NUC, MUC, Good Conduct (USMC), National defense, Vietnam Service (3 Stars), Viet Cross of gallentry w/palm, Vietnam Civic Action w/palm, Vietnam campaign, Sharpshooter Rifle, Sharpshooter Pistol, 5Years USMC Sgt, 2 Years USA 95b Sgt, 2 years USN 2nd class PO.

James J. Queen's Story

Army, Jim served with the 81st Wildcat Infantry Division of the U S Army. He was killed in action while on patrol duty against the enemy on Peleliu Island, Palau South Pacific. His unit was advancing when an undetected land mine exploded in their midst killing several men instantly. His family was given the Purple Heart to display in his memory for the bravery he showed when he put himself, along with his combat unit, between "their homeland and the war's desolation."

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