No Purple Heart For PTSD Diagnosis

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The Pentagon announced that soldiers suffering from post traumatic stress disorder do not qualify for the Purple Heart because it's not a physical wound. Some veterans hoped the award might honor their sacrifice, and take away some of the stigma that comes with the diagnosis.


Kelly Kennedy, staff writer for Army Times

Capt. D.J. Skelton, Purple Heart recipient

Jason Forrester, director of policy and co-director of the National Guard program at Veterans for America (VFA)



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