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Senators introduce bill to protect value of Purple Heart, Bronze Star

After hearing from the nation’s leading veterans organizations, Sens. Dean Heller, R-Nev., Jon Tester, D-Mont., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and John Boozman, R-Ark., are introducing a bill to ensure that combat medals like the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart rank ahead of a new medal honoring service away from the front lines. The U.S. Defense Department recently announced that the Distinguished Warfare Medal will recognize extraordinary achievement by unmanned aerial vehicle pilots and cyber warriors. The department plans to rank the medal below the Distinguished Flying Cross, but above the Bronze Star and Purple Heart — two medals earned only …

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