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Non-Posthumously Awarded Purple Hearts:

This page contains the stories of veterans whose Purple Hearts were not awarded posthumously.  Through the kindness of many people who have contacted me after seeing my web pages or public displays, I have received these Purple Heart groups.


Simpson's Purple Hearts
Cpl. Simpson's two Purple Hearts.
Cpl. Lacy H. Simpson, 33556973, Company C, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division.  Born on 13 March 1924 in Franklin, West Virginia, he entered the service on 12 February 1943 from New Market, Maryland. 

Cpl. Simpson served as a Combat Infantryman during World War II and fought in at least four campaigns - Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France and Rhineland.  He was wounded twice with one wound received on 2 March 1944 in Italy.  In addition to two Purple Hearts, Cpl. Simpson received the Combat Infantryman's Badge on 10 July 1944. 

Cpl. Simpson was captured by 28 September 1944 and held as a Prisoner of War at Stalag 2B Hammerstein in the vicinity of Koslin & Stolp, West Prussia.  He was repatriated on 12 May 1945.

He was discharged from the Army on 12 October 1945 at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.  He died on 12 October 1988 and is buried at the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin, West Virginia.
Lacy Simpson
Cpl. Lacy Simpson in Italy.