Since they were wounded, I assume they have received a purple heart?
There is a wood called purple heart and when polished on a lathe and you get it warm/hot through a friction finish it really gets purple.
Might be nice to incorporate that into your project, whatever you decide.
If it is a lidded box maybe Pete could laser cut actual purple hearts out and the same cut on the lid so it could be glued in. Just a thought.
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