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.
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- Rifleman, 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company 1970
- Paratrooper, Rifleman, Co. E, Recon Platoon 1967/68
- Rifleman, Squad Leader, 2nd
Platoon, Alpha Co. 1967/68 "Boat Trooper"
- Grenadier, Company Clerk, Charlie Company 1968/69
- Paratrooper, 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,
- Rifleman & RTO, Charlie Company, 1970.
- Paratrooper- Plt. Ldr., 1st
Platoon, Alpha Co. "Boat Trooper"
– CSF/LRRP, Co. E, Recon Platoon 1967-68 "Boat Trooper"
- Paratrooper, Platoon Sergeant, 1st Platoon, Bravo Company 1967/68 "Boat Trooper"
- Paratrooper, Platoon Medic, 1st Platoon, Bravo Company 1968
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