This is my Granddad's Purple Heart from wounds received in WWII. One of his medals that I had to get replaced by the military. If you haven't seen the post about the year-long battle I had to fight to get them, you can read all about it here. Now, I have a confession to make. I had no idea that the back of medals of this sort were engraved. I received the medals, had them out of the cases, shared them with my Grandmother. It wasn't until several months later when I visited my mother and she removed it from the box while I was sitting directly across from her that I actually noticed the William P. Bellew engraved on it.
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