Thank you for your interest in the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. We are pleased to provide you with information regarding enrollment in the Roll of Honor database. This database provides information about each Purple Heart recipient's record and it can include photographs and scanned documents that help enrich/enhance his or her record.
The Hall of Honor is the nation's sole repository dedicated to the preservation and collection of the records of Purple Heart recipients. The mission of the Hall of Honor is the collection and preservation of the records of Purple Heart recipients in all branches of service and across all generations to ensure that all recipients are represented.
To enroll a Purple Heart recipient in the Roll of Honor, please submit the following information:
- Enrollment Form (pdf)
- Verification of receipt of Purple Heart Medal
- Please submit a copy of one or more of the following:
- DD-214 (or DD-215 update)
- WD AGO 53-55 (WWII)
- General Orders or Permanent Orders (awarding the Purple Heart)
- Purple Heart Certificate or other supporting documentation as appropriate.
To obtain a copy of the necessary documentation, please contact the National Personnel Records Center or by phone at 314-801-0800. You must complete the standard Form 180 (SF180) in order to obtain military records.
We are also collecting a photograph of each recipient as well as a short narrative describing how the recipient was wounded or killed. We can accept additional materials such as letters, newspaper articles and pictures to be included in the recipient's file, and will utilize them in the Hall of Honor version of the Roll of Honor as space permits.
We look forward to receiving the enrollment application and supporting documents, which will be added to our collection.
Again, thank you. We appreciate your support and assistance as we continue to build the nation's first comprehensive database of Purple Heart recipients.