326 living veterans in Palm Beach County have earned Purple Heart, Medal of Honor or POW Medal

By Local Labs News Service | | Oct 22, 2019


The number of living Purple Heart, Medal of Honor, or POW Medal recipients in Palm Beach County, Florida for fiscal year 2017 was 326, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Purple Heart is given to U.S. military personnel wounded or killed while serving in the Armed Forces.

The Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for military service, is bestowed on members who distinguish themselves by bravery in combat.

The POW Medal is awarded to those taken prisoner and held captive while involved in action against an enemy of the United States.

Living Purple Heart, Medal of Honor, or POW Medal Recipients in Florida
County
Purple Heart or Medal of Honor or POW Recipients
Alachua
105
Baker
12
Bay
115
Bradford
14
Brevard
349
Broward
348
Charlotte
111
Citrus
98
Clay
103
Collier
117
Columbia
32
Duval
348
Escambia
212
Flagler
43
Gadsden
13
Gilchrist
11
Hernando
100
Highlands
47
Hillsborough
435
Indian River
62
Jackson
24
Lake
165
Lee
284
Leon
96
Levy
27
Manatee
153
Marion
171
Martin
61
Miami-Dade
317
Monroe
42
Nassau
35
Okaloosa
177
Okeechobee
14
Orange
380
Osceola
108
Palm Beach
326
Pasco
241
Pinellas
391
Polk
268
Putnam
52
Saint Johns
97
Saint Lucie
113
Santa Rosa
106
Sarasota
194
Seminole
158
Sumter
116
Suwannee
26
Taylor
11
Volusia
261
Wakulla
13
Walton
51

*As of fiscal year 2017

**The VA did not include data for counties where the number of living medal recipients was less than 10

Source: US Department of Veterans Affairs

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