United States Senate
United States Senate Senators HomeCommittees HomeLegislation & Records HomeArt & History HomeVisitors Center HomeReference Home
United States Senate
Origins & Development
Historical Minutes
Special Collections
Graphic Arts
Oral History


Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Awards Purple Heart to Wounded Soldier

Photo of Senator Lodge pinning Purple Heart on wounded soldier.
Senator Lodge on Tour
credit: National Archives


credit: National Archives
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. awards the Purple Heart to a wounded soldier during a tour of the military hospital in Port Moresby, New Guinea, September 11, 1943. Senator Lodge resigned from the Senate in February 1944 to go on active duty in the U.S. Army.