Army Wound Ribbon

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Army Wound Ribbon
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Army Wound Ribbon
Awarded by Department of War

The Army Wound Ribbon was a short lived decoration of the United States Army which was created on September 6, 1917 to recognize those soldiers who had received combat wounds during World War I. The Wound Ribbon was only issued until October 12, 1917 and the following year was replaced with the Wound Chevron.

The Army Wound Ribbon is considered a predecessor decoration of the Purple Heart.

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