The Purple Heart was introduced in 1782 by General George Washington as a military badge of merit. In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the Purple Heart to be presented to all military services. U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Jeffrey A. Sabins, training chief for Headquarters and Support Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, talks about his story, and sheds some light on the meaning of the Purple Heart.
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