The Purple Heart

Purple Heart MedalThe Purple Heart was Instituted: 1932; The Purple Heart Medal is retroactive to 5 April 1917; however, awards for qualifying prior to that date have been made.  To order your Purple Heart

Army Pfc. Antonio G. Stiggins

Army Pfc. Antonio G. Stiggins
Rio Rancho, N.M

Army Pfc. Antonio G. Stiggins Died April 22, 2011 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom, assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; died in Kut, Iraq, of wounds sustained April 22 when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Also killed was 1st Lt. Omar J. Vazquez.