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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 Rufus Watson

Rufus Watson, known to his friends and family as "Rudy" was born March 20, 1924, in Louisiana to Dinah Lofton and Lee Andy Pennywell. He married and spent "72" love filled years with Lillian Watson. He proudly served 22 years in the United States Army and was a decorated soldier, earning a Purple Heart while in combat in the Korean War. During the war Rudy served with the 758th which was redesigned to the 64th Heavy Tank Battalion. The 64th was an all-black armored unit that met annually...
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