Purple Heart Project


As the most notable military award, the Purple Heart, introduced as the "Badge of Military Merit" by George Washington in 1782, is the oldest award recognized by all military services. To honor those service members who live in or who are from Longmeadow and who have given a piece of themselves to protect our freedoms and way of life, we have created this page.  

Purple Heart Recipients

  • Samuel E Hatch
  • Steven Frederick Douglas
  • Walter P Gunn
  • Wayne L. Fisher