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source: emails from Armrd Angel , veteransinfo, etc:

-------Original Message-------

From: ArmrdAngel@aol.com

Date: 10/6/2008 7:47:22 PM

To: ArmrdAngel@aol.com

Subject: Fwd: DoD Revises Purple Heart Eligibility Criteria to Allow Award to POWs Who...

I'm really happy to see that this has finally happened. It took a long time & a lot of hard work.

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From: sgt1@sciti.com

To: sgt1@sciti.com

Sent: 10/6/2008 6:03:23 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time

Subj: DoD Revises Purple Heart Eligibility Criteria to Allow Award to POWs Who Die in Captivity

After all the hard work on our part with your help, the work has finally paid off!

Rick & Brenda Tavares.

U.S. Department of Defense

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)

News Release

On the Web:

http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/releas...releaseid=12266

Media contact: +1 (703) 697-5131/697-5132 Public contact:

http://www.defenselink.mil/faq/comment.html

or +1 (703) 428-0711 +1

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 845-08

October 06, 2008

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DoD Revises Purple Heart Eligibility Criteria to Allow Award to POWs Who Die in Captivity

The Department of Defense announced today it has expanded the Purple Heart eligibility criteria allowing prisoners-of-war who died in captivity to receive the award.

The revised department policy presumes, for service members who die in captivity as a qualifying prisoner-of-war, that their death was the "result of enemy action," or the result of wounds incurred “in action with the enemy” during capture, or as a result of wounds incurred as a “result of enemy action” during capture, unless compelling evidence is presented to the contrary.

The revised policy allows retroactive award of the Purple Heart to qualifying prisoners-of-war since Dec. 7, 1941. Posthumous award will be made to the deceased service member’s representative, as designated by the secretary of the military department concerned, upon application to that military department.

Each military department will publish application procedures and ensure they are accessible by the general public. Family members with questions may contact the services: Army: Military Awards Branch, (703) 325-8700; Navy: Navy Personnel Command, Retired Records Section, (314) 592-1150; Air Force: Air Force Personnel Center, (800) 616-3775; Marine Corps: Military Awards Branch, (703) 784-9340. For further information, media representatives should contact Eileen Lainez, (703) 695-3895, eileen.lainez@osd.mil. "

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Wow, I am dumbfounded by this just now happening. There is so much Americans take for granted. God rest their souls. God bless their families.

I am deeply touched by this news,

Cg

source: emails from Armrd Angel , veteransinfo, etc:

-------Original Message-------

From: ArmrdAngel@aol.com

Date: 10/6/2008 7:47:22 PM

To: ArmrdAngel@aol.com

Subject: Fwd: DoD Revises Purple Heart Eligibility Criteria to Allow Award to POWs Who...

I'm really happy to see that this has finally happened. It took a long time & a lot of hard work.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: sgt1@sciti.com

To: sgt1@sciti.com

Sent: 10/6/2008 6:03:23 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time

Subj: DoD Revises Purple Heart Eligibility Criteria to Allow Award to POWs Who Die in Captivity

After all the hard work on our part with your help, the work has finally paid off!

Rick & Brenda Tavares.

U.S. Department of Defense

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)

News Release

On the Web:

http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/releas...releaseid=12266

Media contact: +1 (703) 697-5131/697-5132 Public contact:

http://www.defenselink.mil/faq/comment.html

or +1 (703) 428-0711 +1

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 845-08

October 06, 2008

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

DoD Revises Purple Heart Eligibility Criteria to Allow Award to POWs Who Die in Captivity

The Department of Defense announced today it has expanded the Purple Heart eligibility criteria allowing prisoners-of-war who died in captivity to receive the award.

The revised department policy presumes, for service members who die in captivity as a qualifying prisoner-of-war, that their death was the "result of enemy action," or the result of wounds incurred "in action with the enemy" during capture, or as a result of wounds incurred as a "result of enemy action" during capture, unless compelling evidence is presented to the contrary.

The revised policy allows retroactive award of the Purple Heart to qualifying prisoners-of-war since Dec. 7, 1941. Posthumous award will be made to the deceased service member's representative, as designated by the secretary of the military department concerned, upon application to that military department.

Each military department will publish application procedures and ensure they are accessible by the general public. Family members with questions may contact the services: Army: Military Awards Branch, (703) 325-8700; Navy: Navy Personnel Command, Retired Records Section, (314) 592-1150; Air Force: Air Force Personnel Center, (800) 616-3775; Marine Corps: Military Awards Branch, (703) 784-9340. For further information, media representatives should contact Eileen Lainez, (703) 695-3895, eileen.lainez@osd.mil. "

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