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New guidelines for awarding Purple Hearts to soldiers with brain injuries

Acknowledging that commanders have sometimes wrongly denied the Purple Heart to soldiers who suffered battlefield concussions, the Army plans to issue new guidance to clarify when such recognition is warranted, officials said.

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Mar 23, 2011, 10:17 am
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I am the very proud wife of a Infantry soldier who was injured in a IED blast in Afghanistan . He has not been awarded the purple heart as of this date almost 2 years later . His issues with health stretch farther than just the MTBI and the PTSD. as a result of his injuries he now has suffered a stroke and has a condition called post concusive seizure disorder. He was once told on our road to try to get his purple heart by a CSM of his old unit that he only wanted the award to soke up benefits because he is being med boarded out of the army. We have continued on our road toward the purple heart with letters going to Congressman the purple heart assciation only to be told see the S1 of the unit of injury .. Which I can say got us nowhere but another road block.

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Mar 23, 2011, 4:53 pm
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@airbornewife

Thanks for sharing your story. I hope your husband’s condition improves and he gets the recognition he deserves.

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