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Old 03-09-2009, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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I've noticed a number of headstones of Vietnam War dead with the inscription "Vietnam PH". What does the "PH" mean?

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Old 03-10-2009, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Unless I'm wrong, I think it's a recognization of the award of the Purple Heart, meaning the person was wounded or killed in military action after April 5, 1917. You'll see other awards, like DFC (Distinguished Flying Cross) and others. The marking is optional by the family, so all PH receipents don't necessarily have the PH on their headstones.
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