Purple Heart Stories
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
the above Purple Heart bar to read about the PH
2nd Platoon, Bravo Company 1970
- Paratrooper, Rifleman, Co.
E, Recon Platoon 1967/68 "Boat Trooper"
- Rifleman, Squad Leader, 2nd
Platoon, Alpha Co. 1967/68 "Boat Trooper"
Company Clerk, Charlie Company 1968/69
Rifleman, Battalion PIO, Alpha Company 1967/68 "Boat Trooper"
- Rifleman, Machine gunner, 1st Platoon,
Alpha Company 1970/71
- Rifleman, Asst. Machine gunner, 2nd Platoon, Alpha
- Rifleman, Charlie Company, 1969-70
& RTO, Charlie Company, 1970.
- Paratrooper- Plt. Ldr., 1st Platoon, Alpha Co. "Boat
- Paratrooper – CSF/LRRP, Co. E, Recon Platoon
1967-68 "Boat Trooper"
- Paratrooper, PSG, 1st Plt., Bravo Company 1967/68
- Paratrooper, Platoon Medic, 1st Platoon, Bravo Company 1968
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