Originally Posted by Odin21
What do you guys think about Purple Hearts for TBI patients?
A friend of mine was the vehicle commander of an M42 Duster that hit an AT mine outside Plieku...the hatch came down on his head, rang his bell, knocked him out. He got medevaced, woke up in an evac hospital and was awarded the Purple Heart. Physically injured as a direct result of enemy action. I got no problem with that.
But the award system in general is abused enough as it is without opening any more doors. We've all seen injustices in the awarding of decorations. I'll never buy the Purple Heart for PTSD. Ever. The award does not apply.