Almost all POWs held by the Japanese are eligible for the Purple Heart. *War Department General Order 3 of 1932, *Executive Order 11016, 25 April 1962, *Executive Order 12464, 23 February 1984, *Public Law 98-525, 19 October 1984, *AR 600-8-22 / 25 February 1995, and *Public Law 104-106, February 10, 1996, A new Pentagon rule is not going to change a thing. The Miliarty Order of thePurple Heart will continue to refuse the PH to the veterans of Bata'an and Corregidor. No mama, no papa, no Uncle Sam. No aunts, no uncles, no cousins, no nieces, No pills, no planes, no artillery pieces. And nobody gives a damn! We're the Battling Bastards of Bata'an. And only two (2) Bastardshave been able to qualifiy for the Purple Heart. TWO!