Heart of Texas Veterans Memorial
The Purple Heart medal can legally be authorized to only three groups of personnel:
First, those wounded or injured as a direct result of hostile enemy action.
Second, those wounded or injured as a direct result of friendly fire (FF). (Broadly speaking, FF occurs only during a hostile encounter or initiative with, or in response to, an enemy when someone on your side mistakes you for the enemy.) Or when injured by your own non-projectile weapon (bayonet, sword, blunt instrument, etc.) or projectile weapons fire (bullet, explosive device, etc) while engaging, responding to or attacking an enemy.
Third, POWs injured or wounded as a result of individually directed conflict or punishment with their captor in violation of any article of the Geneva Convention Rules of Warfare Concerning the Treatment of Prisoners of War whether or not the captor's government is a signatory to the Convention.
The Civil War Campaign medal 1861-1865 details here
The World War One Victory medal 6 April 1917 to 11 November 1918 details here
The World War Two Victory medal December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 details here
The Cold War Victory medal September 2, 1945 to December 26, 1991 details here
The Korean War Service medal June 27, 1950 to July 27, 1954 details here
The National Defense Service medal Periods of national emergency details here
The Vietnam War Service medal November 15, 1961 to April 30, 1975 details here
The Southwest Asia Service medal 2 August 1990 to 30 November 1995 details here
The Global War on Terrorism Service medal September 11, 2001 to present details here