Purple Heart http://kuow.org en 5 Wash. Soldiers With Brain Injuries Receive Purple Hearts http://kuow.org/post/5-wash-soldiers-brain-injuries-receive-purple-hearts JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Five Washington-based soldiers with Traumatic Brain Injuries have received the Purple Heart. They were honored Monday at a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. In 2011, the Army issued new standards for awarding Purple Hearts to soldiers with brain injuries.<p>Hundreds of soldiers stand in formation in the rain.<p>They are members of the a battalion whose job is to clear routes of buried and hidden bombs. These soldiers returned from Afghanistan in July.<p>At the front of the formation are the five Purple Heart recipients. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:17:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 2198 at http://kuow.org 5 Wash. Soldiers With Brain Injuries Receive Purple Hearts