|Texas Purple Heart Medal|
|Awarded by Texas|
|Eligibility||Awarded to members of the Texas Military Forces|
|Awarded for||Awarded for "being wounded or killed in any action against an enemy of the United States or as a result of an act of any such enemy or opposing armed forces"|
|Description||The ribbon drape is of purple and white stripes. The medal is gold in the shape of a heart surmounted by the Alamo Mission in San Antonio. Within the medal is a purple heart with a star of five points, encircled by olive and live oak branches, the Coat of Arms of Texas.|
|Next (higher)||Texas Medal of Valor|
|Next (lower)||Texas Superior Service Medal|
Ribbon of the Texas Purple Heart Medal
The Texas Purple Heart Medal is an award within the Texas Military Forces, within the United States Armed Forces. It is the third highest of the military decoration that may be awarded to a member of the Texas Military Forces after the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor and the Texas Medal of Valor.
Eligibility[edit | edit source]
The Texas Purple Heart Medal may be awarded to members of the Texas Military Forces.
Use[edit | edit source]
The Texas Purple Heart Medal is awarded to any member of the State Military Forces of Texas after 11 September 2001, who was inducted into federal service from the Texas Military Forces, and meets the criteria for an award of the Federal Purple Heart Medal.
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- Descriptions of various Texas awards including photos. The excerpts taken from sections of TARNG Reg 672-1, TANG 900-10, TSG Reg 672-1 1, September 1987, [Sect II, 1-8 through 29-5] are indicated by the retention of the regulation chapter and section number
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