This key fob features a real Purple Heart, given for Military Merit.
This medal was obtained from a man who used to own a pawn shop in New York. Unfortunately, the owner brought it to the shop with the name filed off in hopes of making some money.
The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the U.S. military. With its forerunner, the Badge of Military Merit, which took the form of a heart made of purple cloth, the Purple Heart is the oldest military award still given to U.S. military members – the only earlier award being the obsolete Fidelity Medallion.
Finding a nameless Purple Heart is something you can't pass up. It needed a place and a new story more honorable than the bottom of an old pawn shop box.
Made with genuine leather and solid brass clasp.