USMC KIA Purple Heart Vietnam Grouping

Condition: Excellent


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Product Description: This USMC KIA Purple Heart Vietnam Grouping is an extremely desirable set, loaded with history, and complete with documentation. Groupings like this are not easy to find on the market. These awards were bestowed on Lance Corporal David E. Hall, USMC, an African-American soldier from Indiana. The highlight of the grouping is Hall’s outstanding cased Purple Heart, which was posthumously awarded for a wound received in action against insurgent guerrilla, Communist forces, on Aug 16, 1966, in the Republic of Vietnam, resulting in his death.  The Purple Heart award itself is pristine, and was likely manufactured during WWII. The reverse features correct engraving, “LCPL David E. Hall, USMC.” The finish and beautiful purple enamel on the medal are perfect, and the original ribbon shows only extremely light age toning. The Purple Heart comes with its correct original award case, lapel pin, and ribbon bar, all of which show only slight age, and little or no wear. Also part of this grouping are Hall’s other awards: a Vietnam campaign medal, and a Vietnam Military Merit Medal. Both of these awards show only normal slight age, and are complete with their original ribbons and attachment hardware. This grouping is offered with a photocopy of Hall’s complete service record (18 pages), which includes the Casualty Report with the details of his fatal injury (shrapnel wounds and traumatic amputation of his right leg cause by a hostile explosive device while Hall was driving a vehicle). This USMC KIA Purple Heart grouping is a very poignant piece of history, and rates as excellent condition.



Historical Description: Hall was an African American, born Nov 14, 1944, in Evansville, IN. He didn’t complete high school, but enlisted into the USMC 12/29/1961. David Hall started off at 0311 (Rifleman), became 3531 (Motor Vehicle Operator) 10/30/1965. On 8/3/1966, he arrived in country, Vietnam. 13 days later, he died from multiple shrapnel wounds to the head and chest; with traumatic amputation to the right leg, sustained from a hostile explosive device, while driving a vehicle. He is buried at Section 37, Site 4312 at Arlington National Cemetery. He is honored on panel 10E, line 13 of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall. 


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