Found on the Northern Oregon Coast, this rare WW I Purple Heart Decoration was awarded to wounded soldiers serving in the "War To End All Wars". The Medal is in remarkable condition for its age.
The clasp still functions as it should, however the pin is slightly bent, but still working fine. The cloth is a bit discolored from age, and there is some stain by George Washington's image that could probably be cleaned off. I just don't want to chance doing damage.
Marked on the reverse "For Military Merit", followed by the recipients name. Also, the back side of the pin bar is marked 1917. The date on this Medal clasp is 1917. I have no knowledge of the Medal other than the date of 1917 on the clip. I've now been told that the 1917 is actually LIGI printed upside down and is a makers mark, not the date.
My Feedback is important, so I want you to be aware that this is a legitimate Purple Heart, just not sure of which conflict or War. Sorry for the confusion, Mike. Another Veteran has contacted me stating the Medal is probably WW I but issued at a later date after the War ended. The item "WORLD WAR I PURPLE HEART MEDAL 1917 WOUNDED IN ACTION ORIGINAL AND RARE" is in sale since Sunday, December 10, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\United States\Medals, Pins & Ribbons". The seller is "speedwaymike" and is located in Seaside, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.