Photo Credit: Spc. John G. Martinez
Secretary of the Army John McHugh delivers remarks during the Army's 238th Birthday Week kick-off event at George Washington's Mount Vernon, Alexandria, Va., June 10, 2013. During the ceremony, McHugh and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III presented Purple Hearts to three Soldiers. The original Purple Heart, designated as the Badge of Military Merit, was established by General George Washington by order from his headquarters at Newburgh, New York, August 7, 1782 and today is awarded to members of armed forces wounded in action. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. John G. Martinez)
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