US Army Plans New Guidelines to Resolve Denials of Purple Hearts to Brain-Injured Soldiers

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by T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, and Daniel Zwerdling, NPR March 16, 2011, 6:33 p.m. Acknowledging that commanders have sometimes wrongly denied the Purple Heart to soldiers who suffered battlefield concussions, the Army plans to issue new guidance to clarify when such recognition is warranted, Army officials said Wednesday. In addition, the Army is planning to prioritize appeals from brain-injured soldiers who feel they should not have been turned down for the medal, a hallo...
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