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Citation for the Purple Heart

Citation for the Purple Heart

Maker: South Pacific Force of the United States Pacific Fleet, United States Navy

Date Made: 1943

Medium: Type written document

Dimensions: Framed: 11 x 8 inches

Citation for the Purple Heart awarded to Lieutenant John F. Kennedy for injury received as a result of enemy action on August 1, 1943 while serving in World War II.  Signed by W.F. Halsey, Admiral, United States Navy.  Typewritten in black ink on bond paper.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum