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Lowest Type 1a Purple Heart In Your Collection


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I just purchased a fantastic grouping named to a WWI 104th Infantry Regiment veteran. His Type 1a Purple Heart is numbered 560 and the Silver Star is numbered 1778...both by far the lowest numbers I have owned or seen in person. I was wondering if others would be willing to share their lowest numbered medals in their collection.

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I have a WW1 WIA Split Broach Purple Heart, numberd 347. It is named to a 165th IR, 42nd ID Veteran. WIA July 28, 1918. Purple Heart awarded March 25, 1932.

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I have medal # 1041 to a pvt 1st batt intel 167th Inf awarded 4-29-32. His WIA # is 888 Award #1000 Medal # 1041. Even at this early stage the numbering is off.

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Interesting that they did not follow a logical span of numbers - I have a pair to a soldier from the 102nd FA - Type 1 PH # 4407 with Silver Star # 407 both medals were issued at the same time according to the award card - however there are two distinct engraving styles.

Bill

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My Dockum Purple Heart [posted here somewhere] is numbered 244. I was doubly fortunate that it also turned out to be a MSCC.

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