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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 Jessie Smith

Jessie Jefferson Smith, 94, of Rockford passed away Thursday August 27, 2015 at his residence with family by his side. Jessie was born April 13, 1921 in Lawrence, MS, son of Walter and Lela (Becknell) Smith. He married Marlys Newnham on February 25, 1983. Jessie was a graduate of Florence Elementary School; affiliated with Victory Baptist Church; Jessie was an Army Veteran of WWII where he received a Purple Heart. He loved hunting, traveling, cars, yardwork and gardening. He watched wrestling...
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