Recently we had a relative ( A Marine) come back from another tour in Afghanistan. Yea! He survived! He was wounded twice over there this time, and did submit the paperwork for his purple hearts. He told us they are required to pay for their medals themselves!!!! WTF???? Have your hubby's been injured or gotten medals and were made to pay out of pocket for it themselves? Our Marine said his purple hearts were $320 a piece!! Again, WTF!!! Seriously??!!!! Am I wrong to think our Govt ought to be picking up the cost for our Hero's? This just pisses me off on SO many levels. How about you Lady's Thanks for you time
Ok so I just asked my hubby and he can't speak for other branches(though he is pretty sure they don't have to pay either) but he is positive the U.S. Army is never required to pay for their medals unless it is lost or damaged & needs to be replaced.
Answer by iluvmykidsxoxo at 10:14 PM on Apr. 11, 2011
What?!!! I have never heard of a soldier ever having to pay for their medals. My husband didn't!
Answer by iluvmykidsxoxo at 7:25 PM on Apr. 11, 2011
Answer by gdiamante at 7:29 PM on Apr. 11, 2011
Answer by matthewscandi at 7:31 PM on Apr. 11, 2011
Answer by rkoloms at 7:55 PM on Apr. 11, 2011
My husband did not get a purple heart but he did get several medals while on his last tour of duty in Iraq. They gave him the paperwork saying that he earned the medals and he took it to Military Clothing and Exchange so that HE could order the medals. If I remember correctly, he paid about $75 for his medals. I don't remember him having to pay for them himself the first time he went in 2004.
Answer by JeremysMom at 8:03 PM on Apr. 11, 2011
Answer by iluvmykidsxoxo at 10:20 PM on Apr. 11, 2011
Next question overall
Would you rather fold the laundry or vacuum the whole house?