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The Purple Heart is the oldest American military combat honor still in existence. Awarded to those who are wounded or killed in any action against an enemy of the United States, the Purple Heart is a symbol of courage and dedication in the face of mortal danger. This memorial site is dedicated to all the brave men and women who have been awarded this honor.
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Remembering the life, death and legacy of Purple Heart recipient Damon Yerkes Jr.

YERKES Damon Greenleaf Yerkes, Jr. passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015. Damon was born on October 22, 1924 and was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville. He graduated from Sewanee Military Academy in 1943 and joined the Army Air Corp, in World War II. Damon received a purple heart for his injuries when his plane was shot down over Yugoslavia and the crew were held as prisoners of war. Damon attended Washington & Lee University for two years and was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity and...
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