If someone in the military gets an "invisible" injury such as TBI (traumatic brain injury) from enemy action, do you think they should get a Purple Heart?
Answer by amber1330 at 9:52 AM on Mar. 17, 2011
Answer by Luuckymommy at 9:32 AM on Mar. 17, 2011
Answer by musicpisces at 9:32 AM on Mar. 17, 2011
Answer by ArmyWifeAshlie at 9:32 AM on Mar. 17, 2011
Answer by jenn4443 at 9:34 AM on Mar. 17, 2011
Answer by pammomof9 at 9:42 AM on Mar. 17, 2011
Answer by amber1330 at 10:33 AM on Mar. 17, 2011
Yet Army commanders have routinely denied Purple Hearts to soldiers who have sustained concussions in Iraq....also called mild traumatic brain injuries.......
So, to clarify the tease of the TBI, soldiers with a concussion is having a hard time getting a Purple Heart. Now, I think that any injury should be recognized, but a concussion. I have had 9 of them, while I was a teenager and training horses - 9. Mild concussions do not leave any lasting injury. I think I can understand this better. The solder treats the, well, my mom called it a 'bump on the head' and went back to duty.
Answer by jesse123456 at 4:49 PM on Mar. 17, 2011