21 Oct '15, 1am

USO to stop using Purple Heart image via @MilitaryTimes

USO to stop using Purple Heart image via @MilitaryTimes

A purple heart lays on the table to be presented during a Purple Heart ceremony. The USO says it will no longer use an image of the Purple Heart on address labels it sends out in fundraising appeals. (Photo: Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder/Air Force) 1346 CONNECT 9 TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The USO may not have followed proper procedures in using the image of the Purple Heart for its fundraising campaigns. And organization officials will no longer use the image of the Purple Heart medal in fundraising mailings of personalized return address labels, said USO spokeswoman Gayle Fishel. “Images of all military medals and decorations are protected marks of the Department of Defense or a respective service,” said DoD spokesman Air Force Maj. Ben Sakrisson. “Prior to using any image of a military medal or decoration, government agencies, organizations or individuals must reque...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/pentagon/2015...

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