Vernon A. Hughes

World War II
Service #6086854
RankMotor Machinist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
Entered Service From
Date of DeathMarch 27, 1945
StatusMissing In Action
Memorialized Courts of the Missing
Court 3
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, United States

Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who after 5 April 1917 have been wounded or killed in action against an enemy of the United States or an opposing armed force, while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict, as the result of acts of enemy or hostile opposing forces, as a result of terrorist attacks or attacks on peacekeeping forces since 28 March 1973, or by friendly fire in circumstance as described above.

Purple Heart