|Source: U.S. Army|
Should that be changed? Middletown Journal writer Barrie Barber looked at the debate and found a wide range of responses, like these two:
"If it's a true case of PTSD from combat, I think it should be awarded. Sometimes you can't just put a Band-Aid on a wound that's in your head." -- Air Force veteran Thomas Bush Jr.
"The Purple Heart is awarded for a physical wound received while engaged with an enemy force. PTSD is considered an illness and not an injury." -- VFW national spokesperson Joseph E. Davis
Purple Hearts for PTSD debated