Purple Heart Stories

      It is unknown at this time just how many members of the 3-506th were wounded during the battalion tour of duty in Vietnam. It is speculated that it may have been as high as 70-75 percent. As more and more former members are located, the closer we get to answering this question. The Purple Heart section of our website depicts one or more of our former Currahees who were wounded and the story behind their road to recovery.  In other words, what happened to them when they were wounded, where, and their journey to recovery after leaving our battalion. There are many stories to be told by those who paid a great price for their service to our country.  If you have wondered what happened to a buddy or former member of the battalion after they were wounded, I hope you will find some answers here. - Jerry in Montana  

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  • Medic Steve Oliphant's Story - Paratrooper, Platoon Medic, 1st Platoon, Bravo Company 1968

  • If you enjoy this website, especially this "Purple Heart Stories" Section and wish to see more such stories, please consider making a small donation (any amount) to help keep it up and running.  Anyone donating $20.00 or more will receive an autograph copy of "The Stand Alone Battalion" (free shipping) on request.  Thank you kindly - Jerry in Montana.  To make a donation, click on the "Donate" button below.


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