Received purple heart after death
My father was injured in WWII. According to his DD214 he did not receive a purple heart.His records were destroyed in the St. Louis fire of 1973.He died in 1974 and according to what I was told by family, he was honored with one then.There is still no record that I know of that can prove that. He was buried in Missouri and it was said he received the purple heart from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.Does anyone know how I can go about finding out if this is true?Someone I can contact or someplace I can contact. It was also said he helped to build Fort Leonard Wood. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Brenda Labbee David