Norwich Heroes opens at the storming of Chapultepec Castle then weaves its way through flashpoints of U.S. military history where Norwich grads have emerged as battlefield heroes. Follow three extraordinary brothers as they fight their way through the Civil War’s bloodiest battles. Join others on patrol in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, or fast-roping into the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu, or hunting the world’s most wanted terrorists and war criminals in Iraq and Afghanistan. What do all of these men have in common? Much more than you may think.
The Purple Heart is one of the most well-recognized medals given to members of the U.S. military. The Medal of Honor is a close second, but since the individual services have slightly different versions and the Purple Heart is one of the few medals that remains consistent across all branches (not to mention it’s purple and heart-shaped), I’m guessing that the Purple Heart squeaks out a victory in the “most recognizable” category.