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judymb711

Purple Heart For Ptsd

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Hi everyone. I am the daughter of a deceased WWI vet. I have been trying for 30 years to obtain the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained as a POW. I have been continually turned down because I cannot produce a doctors statement of injuries. Well, I don't think he was treated by a Nazi doctor. I have produced everything else, including witness statements, but no luck, in fact they told me not to bother to reapply. I thought I remembered reading that they had changed the criteria for awarding the medal to veterans with PTSD just this September, but I cannot find a definitive answer after 3 days of searching. I have a paper that states he was declared 30% disabled due to a "nervous condition" and I have a psychiatrist report that describes him post-war as being nervous, pacing, cannot be in a confined space, cannot ride in a car without driving himself, etc. Can anyone tell me if they did change the criteria to include PTSD for the Purple Heart or not?

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There are special rules for POW's. You should do some research on that. I don't think they give PH's for non-combat injuries. It is getting more and more confusing since they give PH's for TBI I believe.

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No Purple Heart for PTSD, not going to happen and I don't know why it keeps coming up. BTW I have PTSD & would never think about a Purple Heart for PTSD. TBI is the latest thing I remember for Purple Heart.

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Have you checked records similar to a DD-214? A DAV rep pointed out years ago that my deceased husband from Vietnam era had medals awarded, but not received. Could he have had awards before being a POW? I am guessing that you might mean WWII instead of WWI.

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Judymb

Welcome to Hadit and thank you for helping a Veteran. I do believe that our government does have spcial things for POW's.

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the father may very well be a WW1 veteran my own father completed his Army service before WW1 even started he went into Mexico with Gen Pershing after Pancho Villa I have a younger brother also who was born in 1958 my oldest half brother was born in 1922 and is deceased my dad died in 1972 my grand father was in the Calif 4th Volunteers during the Civil War he did not get married until 1890 and then had 6 kids by 1900

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