THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
 
TO ALL WHO SHALL SEE THESE PRESENTS, GREETING:
 
THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
HAS AWARDED THE
 
PURPLE HEART
 
ESTABLISHED BY GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON
AT NEWBURGH, NEW YORK, AUGUST 7, 1782
TO
Sergeant Benjamin A. Drake, U.S. Marine Corps
 
FOR WOUNDS RECEIVED
IN ACTION
 
In Viet Nam on 3 March 1969
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND IN THE CITY OF WASHINGTON
THIS     16th     DAY OF     March     1973