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I just read today in the USA Today newspaper, that the Army has approved the purple heart for CONCUSSION's!! saying scientific evidence states that head aches or dizziness is evidence of wound.....I have headaches 3 days a week, And was in 5th Fleet hospital for head injury, do i qualify???? I believe al of us suffering life long illnesses and disease should get the heart!!!!

Combat medic with the 663 Ord Co, 2nd SUPCOM,7th Corp.FASP at Al Julaydah,traveled extensively between KKMC,148th EVAC on Tap line Rd, and Hafar Al Batin.

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I've always thought that too, even if they claim "ptsd" or other mental issues, those too should qualify for the purple heart, and for all the other physical tortures we've had to endure over the years.

I noticed a news link today where people were marking the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraqi war, which is more than they did for the 20th anniversary of Desert Storm, which everyone seems to have forgotten about.

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