Dear Ms. David, In your posting you typed "My father was injured in WWII.According to his DD214 he did not receive a purple heart."Respectfully, Purple Heart Medals are not awarded for being "injured".Purple Heart Medals are "Awarded to any member of the U. S. Armed Forces killed or wounded in an armed conflict."That was amended by the 1996 Defense Authorization Act to include those who were POWs prior to April 25, 1962. Box #34 of your father's Discharge Documents (DD214 is a post-WW 2 term) indicates if your father was wounded in action, as well as the date & location.Box #33 of his Discharge Documents indicates whether or not a Purple Heart Medal was issues, as well as the unit that issued the medal. You may wish to consult a copy of your father's Discharge Documents.Respectfully, the last time your family probably used in was 1974, when your father passed away (sorry to be morbid).A copy was provided to the Funeral Home, who then provided a photocopy to the VA. Also check with the Court House of the County that your father resided in after WW 2.Veterans were encouraged to register a copy of their Discharge Documents at the Court House of the County that they would reside in.Discharge Documents are in the Public Domain, so anyone may obtain a copy.