Posts Tagged ‘double standard’

NBC Nightly News (1/8, story 8, 0:35, Williams) reported that “this week, the Pentagon said no” to the idea of awarding “the Purple Heart…for the mental scars of war.” The Purple Heart “has been given out only to those wounded or killed in action.” Lately, however, “some have argued” that veterans “with post-traumatic combat stress should also qualify.” In their announcement, Defense Department officials “were careful to say” that “they take combat stress seriously, but…said it is not the same as a physical wound.”

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